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infect

[in′fekt]
(medicine)
To cause an infection, as by contamination with or invasion by a pathogen.
(microbiology)
To cause a phage infection of bacteria.
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Only a limited number of SaV studies have been conducted, although most studies have shown that SaV infections are more frequent in young children than in adults and that nearly all children are infected by 5 years of age.
It has yet to infect more than one cow in the U.S., and they're taking many precautions," Karlie says.
felis infection in HIV-positive patients (2), several studies have confirmed that this species can infect humans.
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So it becomes easier for an animal virus to infect humans.
Schistosomes are blood flukes, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
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Although AIDS began as a gay men's disease, the virus seems to infect women more easily.
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HIV is able to infect humans only because it has a gene, Vif (viral infectivity factor) that blocks APOBEC3G.