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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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According to security experts, two years after the Code Red and Nimda worms introduced "Blended Threats" many companies and home Internet users still aren't doing enough to secure themselves against viruses and worms that exploit multiple vulnerabilities while infecting computers using a variety of entry points and tactics.
When infecting Word 2000 documents, the virus will turn Microsoft Office's "Security Level" to "low" by modifying the Windows Registry.
But [we are] saying that the drug should be accompanied by intensive counseling and that more thought should be given to the possibility of [HIV-infected individuals] infecting others, as well as to simply keeping people alive.
By infecting laboratory animals with Neospora, he has produced severe toxoplasmosis-like paralysis and death in cats, rats, mice and gerbils over the past year.
report saliva from three healthy men stopped HIV from infecting blood cells in vitro.
When the decision is made to use an antimicrobial agent, it is difficult to justify choosing one to which the infecting organism will likely be resistant.
Despite infected-bird findings, we are making every effort to control mosquitoes and keep the disease from infecting people and domestic animals residing in the Valley and other areas serviced by the district.
Using protein molecules is safer than using whole virus, Olsen says, because the whole virus risks infecting cats and causing a mild case of the disease, including the virus's suppression of the immune system.
Healthy women who have been exposed before becoming pregnant needn't worry about infecting the fetus, because their antibodies can control the parasite.