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Infect

1. To taint with morbid matter or any pestilential or noxious substance or effluvium by which disease is produced; as, to infect a lancet; to infect an apartment.

2. To affect with infectious disease; to communicate infection to; as, infected with the plague. Them that were left alive being infected with this disease. (Sir t. North)

3. To communicate to or affect with, as qualities or emotions, especially. Bad qualities; to corrupt; to contaminate; to taint by the communication of anything noxious or pernicious. Infected Ston's daughters with like heat. (Milton)

4. To contaminate with illegality or to expo to penalty.

Synonym: to poison, vitiate, pollute, defile.

Origin: L. Infectus, p. P. Of inficere to put or dip into, to stain, infect; pref. In- in _ facere = to make; cf. F. Infecter. See Fact.


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... be in a hospital now. And I assume you are not in a hospital :) I am not in hospital no, though I am very sick (house- and bed-bound). Bartonella infect RBCs and are not often found extracellularly. If they were coming out as the blood cells die, could that allow their presence without being bacteremia?

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by snowathlete
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... science degree (many years ago) was in computer science but I have very wide science interests these days. The phase 1 seems like nonsense. So you infect patient with bacteria and at the same time give him or her treatment against that bacteria? Have you ever driven a car Jack? You use the accelerator ...

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Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm
 
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by JackBean
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by NathanielZhu
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am
 
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Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?

I'd say that pathogenicity is the ability to infect host, not damage

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by JackBean
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:26 am
 
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