infection : Definition, Usages, News and More

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in fek shuhn

  • n  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  • n  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
  • n  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
  • n  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  • n  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
    the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry
  • n  moral corruption or contamination
    ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable
  • n  (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

  • The staph strains responsible for these infections, experts speculate, may be more aggressive, and potentially deadlier, than strains circulating in hospitals, in part because .
  • Heide Benser Corbis So why do infections tend to go up in the cold winter months and level off in the summer? According to a study from researchers at Mount Sinai Medical School .
  • The new study showed that BLT mice were susceptible to vaginal HIV infection, just like humans, and that the symptoms of their infection looked a lot like they did in people a .
News & Articles


  • Margaret Chan in Reuters
    This is the true alarm bell. This tells us that resistant strains are now circulating in the general population, spreading widely and largely silently in a growing pool of latent infection,director-general Margaret Chan said. "Obviously...
  • Micah Richards in The Sun
    Last night Micah told The Sun: "At first I thought it was a really bad chest infection, or maybe alcohol poisoning. I felt so weak that I couldn't move or eat. My friends had to bring me drinks in bed. When I was told I had swine flu all sorts of...
  • Kevin De Cock in FOX News
    The recommendations represent a significant step forward in HIV prevention,said Dr. Kevin De Cock, director of WHO's HIV/AIDS department. "Countries with high rates of heterosexual HIV infection and low rates of male circumcision now have...

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