Noun(1) The pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms(2) (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound(3) (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease(4) An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted(5) The communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people(6) Moral corruption or contamination(7) (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure(8) Contamination
(1) Strict hygiene will limit the risk of infection(2) Warming people up before they undergo surgery seems to reduce their risk of wound infection .(3) Vaccination has a role in clusters of meningococcal serogroup C infection .(4) There is a risk of infection to a middle ear exposed by barotrauma.(5) The critical issue is that the child is protected for the first five years of life when the risk of persistent infection is high.(6) We are our own worst enemies when it comes to infection with computer viruses, but lessons do seem to be being learned.(7) This causes the skin to blister on contact, which can result in infection , sepsis, and death.(8) Contact with cats, kittens, cats' faeces, or cats who hunt for food was not a risk factor for infection .(9) Users are advised to use personal firewalls and anti-virus defences to defend against infection .(10) This patient was treated and did not have any evidence of fungal infection at autopsy.(11) The use of combination therapy for HIV infection has strikingly reduced transmission rates.(12) A reddening of the skin at the site of infection(13) It can also help to reduce the inflammation and infection associated with acne.(14) Most requests were from people whose work or leisure activities put them at potential risk of this infection .(15) NTL hopes to shepherd users with virus infection to special websites to help them clean their computer.(16) Streptococci readily gained access to the blood stream from this site of infection .