Origin of infection
Examples from the Web for reinfection
Daily reinfection is needed or the disease goes dormant like algebra.
If the milk is bottled after pasteurization, there remains opportunity for reinfection, possibly with typhoid bacilli.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
It is perhaps more common for reinfection from the sphenoidal sinus to be overlooked.
Of course, sources of reinfection should be carefully guarded against.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The British authorities have succeeded in suppressing each outbreak, but reinfection often occurs from the neighboring continent.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Occupying quite a different position from the measles induced by reinfection from without are the so-called relapses of rubeola.
British Dictionary definitions for reinfection
Word Origin and History for reinfection
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.
Medicine definitions for reinfection (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for reinfection (2 of 2)
Science definitions for reinfection
Culture definitions for reinfection
Invasion of the body or a body part by a pathogenic organism, which multiplies and produces harmful effects on the body's tissues.