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Subclinical infection

subclinical infection

(Science: epidemiology) An infection in which symptoms are sufficiently mild or inapparent to escape diagnosis other than by positive confirmation of the ability to transmit the infection or serologically.

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Re: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2

... - when talking about viral particles themselves. However, with HSV infections, better term is viral latency, which means that there are no infectious ... with nothing on the skin? Viral shedding can happen if you have a subclinical secondary infection, which means that the symptoms are so mild ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2
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What is an acute viral disease?

Yes, in a similar manner. E.g tuberculosis can often be a chronic infection lasting for decades (although if the infection causes no visible symptoms, it is often called subclinical). A bacterial pneumonia, on the other hand, is a usually a typical acute ...

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by biohazard
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is an acute viral disease?
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