infectious unit

infectious unit

[in′fek·shəs ‚yü·nət]
(virology)
The smallest number of virus particles that will cause a lytic infection in a susceptible cell.
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It proves the principle that a combination of drugs that activate latent virus together with antibodies can induce remission -- at least in a slightly artificial HIV-infected mouse model," stated by Professor Sharon Lewin, head of the infectious unit at The Alfred Hospital according to (http://theconversation.
In brief, we seeded the soil samples with 1-56 infectious units of contaminated feces; 1 infectious unit was defined as 1 g feces from an SPF duck mixed with 1 x [10.
The infected patient was originally admitted to Woodend, but was later transferred to the infectious unit at the Royal.
After a short spell as a community nurse, she returned to the infectious unit until it was transferred to the Royal Liverpool hospital two years ago.
Gamowskiej 3 (also applies to the infectious unit in a building detached); c) the provision of meals to the patient~s bed; d) receiving, washing and disinfection tableware; e) preparation of dairy blends children~s ward; f) the receipt of post-consumer waste; g) the collection and disposal of infectious waste branch.
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The team demonstrated the use of the model by showing that a commonly used antiretroviral drug combination taken briefly before and after an injection of two million infectious units of stHIV-1 effectively protected the monkeys from the virus.
William Keevil, director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit in the School of Biological Sciences at Southampton University, says, "My concern is that sonication cavitation may break up prion aggregates, but not destroy the robust priori protein, effectively amplifying the number of infectious units.
But the test's inability to flag all infectious units hints at the presence of an undiscovered causative agent underlying some hepatitis cases, and highlights the difficulties of eliminating the potentially fatal river disease.
The study of vCJD used human red blood cell concentrates contaminated with about 10e8 (8 logs) infectious units of human vCJD from transgenic mice.
About 100 billion infectious units are needed to destroy cancer cells instead of 10,000 units.