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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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Such combination led to infection of pigs, which developed respiratory and neurologic symptoms after indirect exposure to infected fruit bats that shed the virus.
The team saw a quick and massive influx of immune cells, such as neutrophils and macrophages, in lung tissue from mice infected with the reconstructed 1918 strain.
Even though these viruses are nothing to sneeze at--especially for the very young, the elderly, and those already weakened by illness--most infected people recover.
A recent set of lab experiments then showed that infected lobsters didn't care whether they shared a hiding place with a healthy lobster or with another sick one.
lives and killed 50 million worldwide (2% of those infected died).
Approximately 30-35% of all ESRD patients are infected with HCV, and as a result of their condition, are unable to endure the toxicity of HCV drug treatment.
Both the rapid test and enzyme immunoassay identified 34 women who were infected with HIV (for a prevalence of seven per 1,000); neither test yielded any false-negative results.
Infected dead crows are often the first sign that West Nile virus is in the area.
But AOL also advised its customers that they might receive messages from "mailer-daemon" these days because "someone you know is infected with the 'SoBig' worm.
Keep the infected area covered with clean, dry bandages.
Since late yesterday the number of infected Web servers has come down," said Joe Hartmann, director of North American anti-virus research for Trend Micro, a Cupertino, California-based computer security company.
Some 2 billion people -- one-third of the world's population -- are infected with the TB organism, Mycobacterium tuberculosis.