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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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The translocated population proliferated and is now estimated to be >70 million, of which 3%-30% are possibly infected by M.
When first infected, victims experience normal flu symptoms like fever and headache, but in a few days they develop pneumonia, an inflammation in which the lungs fill with fluid.
By the time the sick lobsters had been infected for 6 weeks, all healthy lobsters refused to hide near their infected pals.
As of February 2006,165 people have been infected worldwide with A (H5N1) and 88 have died.
According to health experts, West Nile virus is spread to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.
The highest concentration of infected systems was in Canada, Denmark, Italy, Norway, the U.
Because most infected people expel relatively few bacilli, transmission of TB usually occurs only after prolonged exposure to someone with active TB.
Deer and elk game farms have also been infected, possibly through exposure to wild animal saliva at feeding stations.
Although there is a higher percentage of people who are HIV-infected in certain populations or groups, it is important that all people receive prevention information since anyone who engages in high risk behaviors can become infected.
A person can be infected with HIV and not show any symptoms of infection on the average for 5-8 years.
3) Furthermore, the World Health Organization estimates that at least another million Americans are currently infected with HIV, and by the year 2000, 30 to 40 million people worldwide will have contracted the virus.
Four trees had been infected, and one, a 60-foot tall triple-stemmed giant, was already dead.