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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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An experimental drug shows potential against schistosomiasis, a scourge that infects millions of people throughout the tropics.
The simian foamy virus has been identified as a zoonotic retrovirus that infects people who have direct contact with fresh nonhuman primate bushmeat; this finding indicates that such zoonoses are more frequent, widespread, and contemporary than previously appreciated.
Type A is likely to undergo an antigenic shift if two or more subtypes infect a single host, creating new subtypes based on surface antigens hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N).
We need to be able to answer the simple question: `Can CWD from deer also infect humans?
The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals.
Macrophage-tropic (M-tropic) strains infect primary macrophages and primary lymphocytes and use the chemokine receptor CCR5 as a co-receptor.
Most infected cells burst open, releasing millions of viruses that infect other cells in the body.
Unknowingly, they could infect their partner, who can spread the disease to another partner, and so on and so on until millions of people are infected.
Bubonic, pneumonic, or pharyngeal plague may develop in domestic cats and infect humans directly (2).
The therapy works by killing infected cells before they can send out legions of hepatitis C viral particles to infect other cells, says Richardson.
the presence and role of HIV-specific neutralizing antibodies that can make a pathogen, such as a virus, noninfectious (for example, J Infect Dis, 173, p.
The increasing popularity of keeping reptiles and other exotic animals as pets presents a public health problem, as such animals are commonly carriers of Salmonelh7 and thereby can infect humans directly or indirectly.