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infectious

1. (of a disease) capable of being transmitted
2. (of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
3. causing or transmitting infection
4. International law
a. tainting or capable of tainting with illegality
b. rendering liable to seizure or forfeiture

infectious

[in′fek·shəs]
(medicine)
Caused by infection.
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Although the disposal of infectious waste may require some investigation of local regulations and available resources, the effort is critical.
Although knowledge of the immunology of pregnancy has evolved tremendously over the past decade, many unanswered questions remain, such as how immune function is altered during pregnancy and how this alteration may affect susceptibility to and severity of infectious diseases.
This report raises the alarm that if we don't do something about infectious diseases now, the problem will grow worse,'' said David Brandling-Bennett, deputy director of the Pan-American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
Despite historical predictions that infectious diseases would wane, that hasn't been the case," says Pinner.
More than a dozen major factors have been pegged over the past 10-15 years as existing or potential contributors to infectious disease outbreaks.
The separated fractions that contained most of the suspected prion proteins were not significantly infectious, whereas fractions with proteins bound to nucleic acids, either DNA or RNA, remained highly infectious.
To enable rapid and reliable detection of poxviruses in clinical and environmental specimens, a diagnostic approach was developed to detect [less than or equal to] 3 PFU of infectious poxvirus particles in <5 hours.
Key words: Cryptosporidium, epidemic, Giardia, infectious disease, mathematical models, waterborne pathogens.

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