Daily reinfection is needed or the disease goes dormant like algebra.
The British authorities have succeeded in suppressing each outbreak, but reinfection often occurs from the neighboring continent.
Another condition delaying cure is reinfection from the throat through a patent Eustachian tube.
If the milk is bottled after pasteurization, there remains opportunity for reinfection, possibly with typhoid bacilli.
It is perhaps more common for reinfection from the sphenoidal sinus to be overlooked.
Of course, sources of reinfection should be carefully guarded against.
Occupying quite a different position from the measles induced by reinfection from without are the so-called relapses of rubeola.
late 14c., "infectious disease; contaminated condition;" from Old French infeccion "contamination, poisoning" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin infectionem (nominative infectio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inficere (see infect). Meaning "communication of disease by agency of air or water" (distinguished from contagion, which is body-to-body communication), is from 1540s.
reinfection re·in·fec·tion (rē'ĭn-fěk'shən)
A second infection that follows recovery from a previous infection by the same causative agent.
infection in·fec·tion (ĭn-fěk'shən)
Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.
An instance of being infected.
An agent or a contaminated substance responsible for one's becoming infected.
The pathological state resulting from having been infected.
An infectious disease.
The invasion of the body of a human or an animal by a pathogen such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus. Infections can be localized, as in pharyngitis, or widespread as in sepsis, and are often accompanied by fever and an increased number of white blood cells. Individuals with immunodeficiency syndromes are predisposed to certain infections. See also infectious disease, opportunistic infection.
Invasion of the body or a body part by a pathogenic organism, which multiplies and produces harmful effects on the body's tissues.