spread+by+infection

  • 1 Infection control — is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare associated infection, a practical (rather than academic) sub discipline of epidemiology. It is an essential, though often under recognized and under supported, part of the… …

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  • 2 Infection — In*fec tion, n. [Cf. F. infection, L. infectio a dyeing.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of infecting. [1913 Webster] There was a strict order against coming to those pits, and that was only to prevent infection. De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 3 infection — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ nasty, serious, severe ▪ mild, minor, moderate ▪ acute, chronic ▪ …

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  • 4 Infection, Vincent — This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes)… …

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  • 5 Infection — The growth of a parasitic organism within the body. (A parasitic organism is one that lives on or in another organism and draws its nourishment therefrom.) A person with an infection has another organism (a germ ) growing within him, drawing its… …

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  • 6 spread — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 increase in amount or number of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ good, great, wide ▪ rapid ▪ gradual, slow ▪ …

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  • 7 infection — n. 1) to pass on, spread, transmit (an) infection 2) a latent; localized; primary; secondary; serious, severe; slight, superficial; systemic infection * * * [ɪn fekʃ(ə)n] localized primary secondary serious severe slight …

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  • 8 Infection, pork tapeworm — Known medically as cysticercosis, an infection caused by Taenia solium (the pork tapeworm). Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticerci (SIS tuh sir KEY) (cysts). When cysticerci are found in the brain, the… …

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  • 9 spread — /spred/, v., spread, spreading, n., adj. v.t. 1. to draw, stretch, or open out, esp. over a flat surface, as something rolled or folded (often fol. by out). 2. to stretch out or unfurl in the air, as folded wings, a flag, etc. (often fol. by out) …

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  • 10 infection */*/ — UK [ɪnˈfekʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms infection : singular infection plural infections a) [uncountable] the process of becoming infected with a disease Breast milk can help protect babies against infection. There are many things you can do to… …

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  • 11 spread — [c]/sprɛd / (say spred) verb (spread, spreading) –verb (t) 1. Also, spread out. to draw or stretch out to the full width, as a cloth, a rolled or folded map, folded wings, etc. 2. Also, spread out. to extend over a greater or a relatively great… …

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  • 12 infection — in|fec|tion [ ın fekʃən ] noun ** uncount the process of becoming infected with a disease: Breast milk can help protect babies against infection. There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of infection. a. count a disease or other… …

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  • 13 Infection, Leishmania — A parasitic disease, also called leishmaniasis, spread by the bite of sand flies infected with a protozoa (Leishmania). There are several forms of leishmaniasis, the most common being cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. The cutaneous form of… …

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  • 14 infection — Invasion and multiplication of germs in the body. Infections can occur in any part of the body and can spread throughout the body. The germs may be bacteria, viruses, yeast, or fungi. They can cause a fever and other problems, depending on where… …

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  • 15 infection — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. epidemic, contagion, plague, contamination; illness; taint, toxicity, gangrene, poisoning. See disease, transfer. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The spread of a disease] Syn. contagiousness, contagion,… …

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  • 16 Vincent infection — This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes)… …

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  • 17 Parvovirus infection — Infection with one of a family of small single stranded DNA viruses. (Parvovirus means small virus, from the Latin parvus, small.) One type, parvovirus B19, infects only humans. There are also animal parvoviruses, but they do not infect humans. A …

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  • 18 Racoon roundworm infection — Infection by the raccoon roundworm is also called Baylisascaris. The species commonly found in raccoonsis Baylisascaris procyonis. When infective eggs of this roundworm are ingested by humans, Baylisascaris larvae hatch in the intestine and… …

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  • 19 transplacental infection — infection acquired by the fetus in utero by the hematogenous spread of a maternal infection across the placenta via the chorionic villi; called also hematogenous i …

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  • 20 droplet infection — infection spread by airborne droplets of secretions from the nose, throat, or lungs. [1905 10] * * * …

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