infectious infectious  /ɪn ˈfɛk ʃəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) caused by infection or capable of causing infection
  2. (adj) easily spread
  3. (adj) of or relating to infection

Usage(s):

  1. New viruses and drug-resistant bacteria are reversing human victories over infectious disease.
  2. New viruses and drug-resistant bacteria are reversing human victories over infectious disease.

News

  1. Synthetic Biologics to Present at OneMedForum New York 2013

    ROCKVILLE, Md., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of biologics focused on the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases, announced today ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., Inaugurated as 168th President of AMA

    Lexington Infectious Disease Specialist's Work With HIV/AIDS Patients Spurred Her Involvement in Organized Medicine
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  3. The American Society for Microbiology honors Joshua Obar

    ( American Society for Microbiology ) Joshua Obar, Ph.D., Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University -- Bozeman, has been honored with a 2013 ICAAC Young Investigator Award for his research on factors affecting the regulation of immunological memory responses to infection.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. In New York, Ban warned of an "outbreak of infectious diseases that could dwarf today's crisis."
    on May 12, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "Horrible news. It's so sad," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "His energy was infectious. It's a big loss. He was a showman and a hot dog, but he won games. He willed himself to do it."
    on May 24, 2010 By: Joe Torre Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "Is the patient himself highly infectious? Fortunately, in this case, he's probably not," CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said. "But the other piece is this bacteria is a very deadly bacteria. We just have to err on the side of caution."
    on May 30, 2007 By: Julie Gerberding Source: ABC News

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