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infectious

1. (of a disease) capable of being transmitted
2. (of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
3. causing or transmitting infection
4. International law
a. tainting or capable of tainting with illegality
b. rendering liable to seizure or forfeiture

infectious

[in′fek·shəs]
(medicine)
Caused by infection.
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This model allows the calculation, through a Probability Generating Function (3), that one single infective traveller arriving in a previously uninfected area produces one secondary, autochthonous case, along his/her infectiousness period (1).
In the report of The Tenth Meeting of WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Leprosy Control hold in New Delhi, India, on 23rd April 2009 the following declaration was issued "A leprosy patient's infectiousness is related to the size of the bacillary population in the body.
If the function of VirB8 is blocked, the bacterium loses its infectiousness.
The duration of illness is 3-4 days and the period of infectiousness is unknown.
When the infectiousness of the index case is relatively low, changes in the supply flow rate will not cause any change in the protective effectiveness of the air delivery system, while for the index case of relatively moderate infectiousness, an increase in supply flow rate up to 6 ACH will improve the protective effectivenes.
"This study shows that delamanid, when added to a background regimen consistent with WHO guidelines, may help achieve earlier sputum conversion thereby reducing infectiousness and enhancing overall treatment options for MDR-TB."
But Appleton said: "He has got an infectiousness about the way he trains and he's absolutely desperate to be successful now because of what's gone on.
After the infectiousness of Dance Central 2, a game which I keep coming back to, I found this a little one dimensional.
However, organisers of the prevention strategy would be aware of the HIV status of the populations as this would help them to monitor the average HIV viral load in the population before, during and after the period of abstinence and safe sex to see how much it impacted on infectiousness, and to get better estimates of effectiveness in practices.
(15) A study applying molecular strain characterisation to track airborne TB transmission from HIV/TB-infected inpatients to guinea pigs demonstrated markedly variable infectiousness. (27) Values of 'q' for infectious cases varied between 3 and 12 and 2.5 and 226 quanta per hour for individuals with drug-sensitive and MDR-TB respectively.
It's a testament not only to the popularity of the movies but to the wit and infectiousness of Derricks' work.
The MTB/RIF test could be used instead of smear microscopy to exclude TB in low risk patients or determine the infectiousness of patients after treatment and the duration of respiratory isolation or hospitalization.