Origin of infection
Related Words for infectiondisease, epidemic, virus, bug, pollution, flu, impurity, contagion, poison, corruption, defilement, germs, communicability, contagiousness, insanitation, septicity
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Contemporary Examples of infection
Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
Testing methods can now detect HIV within ten days of infection.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors
November 22, 2014
A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
November 20, 2014
It builds up anti-bodies to fight off the infection in the blood.
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.
Historical Examples of infection
Is it wise of you to expose yourself so much to the infection?Weighed and Wanting
He was vainly entreated not to expose himself to the infection.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
It was from the Gurneys he “caught the infection” of self-improvement.Self-Help
Then he caught the infection, and began to laugh, too, but without knowing why.The Law-Breakers
My brother recovered at the period when I sickened from the infection of his disease.Beaux and Belles of England
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.
Invasion of the body or a body part by a pathogenic organism, which multiplies and produces harmful effects on the body's tissues.