infected infected  /ɪn ˈfɛk təd/


  • (adj) containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms


  1. Usually, infected corpses are covered in plastic before they are buried.
  2. She is but one of 1 million HIV-infected Americans and one of only five ever to have been infected by a health-care worker -- all five by the same dentist.
  3. One wife became infected after only one exposure, and another after just eight.


  1. H.I.V. Tests Urged for 800 Million in India

    A statistical study suggests that testing all sexually active adults and treating those infected would save lives and be cost-effective.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. MERS outbreak infected 10 in Jordan in 2012, study shows

    By VERONICA LINARES, A retrospective study of the MERS coronavirus shows that the first known outbreak took place in Jordan and it infected 10 people, two of whom have died.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Three infected with E. coli in Wellesley, official says

    Health officials are investigating an outbreak in Wellesley of E. coli, a bacterial infection that causes stomach distress and can be serious. Wellesley public health director Leonard Izzo said officials believe that three people have been infected, two seriously.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. In a press release, and in a post on his blog, Cuban accused the commission of being "infected by the misconduct of the staff of its enforcement division," but did not discuss details of the lawsuit.
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Mark Cuban Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Our hearts also go out to the children who have been infected by HIV/AIDS. Together with the EU, the United States is contributing to a fund providing assistance to the Libyan children suffering from this disease and to their families," Bush said.
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Middle East Online

  3. In his own comment on the Stevens case, Obama said it was a verdict on "the broken politics that has infected Washington for decades."
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

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