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Infectivity

Infectivity

1. The characteristic of a disease agent that embodies capability of entering, surviving in, and multiplying in a susceptible host.

2. The proportion of exposures in defined circumstances that result in infection.


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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... or cell for replication is not per se "dormant." Viral dormancy (or latency) is more commonly used to describe the presence of viral infectivity in a host without causng an obvious disease. Example would be herpes zoster remaining in he host in absence of apparent diease after chickenpox ...

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:20 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 52216

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... Rao, A. L. N. & Hall, T. C. (1993). Recombination and polymerase error CFEC Review: Recombination in RNA viruses facilitate restoration of infectivity in brome mosaic virus. Journal of Virology 67, 969±979. Revers, F., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Le Romancer, M. & Dunez, J. (1996). ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
Views: 36054

Re: HIV Exposure to air

... more than BS as an answer. Bottom line is that there simply isn't alot of data on the mechanism of inactivation. Just that HIV preps do lose infectivity. Evolution doesn't proceed with a "reason" in mind. I've not seen UV as a mechansim for microbiological inactivation expect for ...

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by JorgeLobo
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HIV Exposure to air
Replies: 7
Views: 37181

The Fiber Disease

... the Rio Negro is the source of drinking water for the population living around it, without there being widespread infection, indicates the low infectivity of this organism. The lack of frequent human infection would be expected to select against the retention of purely pathogenesis-related ...

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by Beth
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:49 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5560387

The Fiber Disease

... did. Came up with this: A direct relationship between the partitioning of the pathogenic prion protein and transmissible spongiform encephalopathy infectivity during the purification of plasma proteins . so, look....this had better not relate to the P kinases....b/c if it does (and I think this ...

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by London
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5560387
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