latent-virus infection

latent-virus infection

[′lāt·ənt ¦vī·rəs in‚fek·shən]
(medicine)
A chronic, inapparent virus infection in which a virus-host equilibrium is established.
(virology)
A persistent viral infection in which there is little or no demonstrable presence of the virus and disease symptoms for a long time between episodes of recurrent outbreaks.