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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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The probability of getting infected was calculated with Equation 5 for a range of index cases of infectiousness and several possible exposure periods.
A key parameter of the model, the period of infectiousness ([DELTA]), has a strong inverse association with the TB control programme effectiveness of case finding.
With bubblegum bounce and infectiousness, plus their own original sound, they are set to rise further up the greasy pole of the music industry.
Treatment, if started within 48 hours of symptom onset, reduces the severity and length of infection and the length of infectiousness.
But it wasn't until a young Argentine with a squeaky voice named Pablo Lescano emerged with acid keyboards and villa slang that cumbia exploded into the 21st century with ruthless infectiousness.
Thus, in general live viruses in vaccines are evidently quite safe, but not totally attenuated so as to retain infectiousness and immunogenicity.
A fourth test, for hepatitis B "e" antigen (HBeAg), is a marker of infectiousness.
Research about the infectiousness of HIV-positive hormonal contraceptive users has been limited and inconclusive.
The RMS model claims to allow life/health insurers and corporate risk managers to quantify mortality and morbidity from nearly 2,000 potential pandemic influenza scenarios, taking into account such factors as: likelihood of the pandemic occurring, infectiousness and lethality of the pandemic, demographic impact, location of outbreak, pandemic lifecycle, vaccine production and national countermeasures.
Beiser's history of post-Kantian German philosophy is well respected for the thoroughness of its research, but it is also remarkable for the infectiousness of its love of history, the skill with which it immerses the reader in the rich, day-to-day life of Kant's contemporaries.