How to use Infect in a sentence
He also believes that human beings may infect rats.
It can't infect humans, can it?
It is inadvisable to explore for a suspected abscess with a hollow needle without first opening the abdomen, as septic fluid might thus be enabled to leak out, and infect the general peritoneal cavity.
They appear to be present in large numbers in the soil, and to infect the Leguminous plant by attacking its root-hairs.
Until relatively recently avian flu was thought only to infect birds.Advertisement
Advice should have been obtained on how much contaminant might suffice to infect.
Herpes is a class of viruses that can infect many animals.
The Wendigo then goes on to infect others.
Nail biting spreads germs and can infect the nail bed.
The exception are some free-living amoebae that normally live and replicate in the environment but under certain circumstances can infect man.Advertisement
Delbrueck chose to use bacteriophage, viruses that infect bacteria and then can multiply very rapidly.
The body fluids which contain enough HIV to infect someone are blood, semen, vaginal fluids including menstrual blood, and breast milk.
See also screen design, scouring velocity Tapeworms Parasites that infect the gut of the fish.
The risk from bird flu is generally low to most people because the viruses occur mainly among birds and do not usually infect humans.
Only 0.5 g of infective material given orally has been found in experiments to be necessary to infect a sheep with BSE.Advertisement
Increased understanding of the persistence of inoculant strains in field situations and the ability of inoculant strains in field situations and the ability of inoculants to infect intercrop and weed species.
A. mellea and A. ostoyae were also found to infect artificially inoculated docks in field conditions.
The flu virus mutates frequently, changing its genetics, but it rarely goes through the changes that allow it to routinely infect mammals.
When they are five or six they are driven into the public school to infect it with the moral miasma of their lairs.
Given the right conditions, a dose as low as 10 virus particles by intranasal or intramuscular routes can infect young pigs 10.Advertisement
Influenza A(H5N1) viruses normally circulate among wild birds but can infect poultry and rarely have infected people in the past.
Two or three distinct pig retroviruses can infect some human cells in culture.
The bacteria can then infect the blood and cause secondary septicemia, which could in turn lead to death without treatment.
In spring airborne spores are released which infect susceptible plants.
They seem to be scared stiff that ten or a dozen Bolsheviks will infect the whole world.Advertisement
The concerns center on the possibility that the H5N1 strain could infect people at a future date and ultimately become transmissible between human beings.
Rain then washes spores from the leaves down into the soil where they can infect the tubers.
Fungal pathogens infect white clover particularly in the colder months of the year.
Among the Hymenoptera are the gall-wasps (Cynips and its allies), which infect the various species of oak.
When the flowers form, however, the mycelium sends hyphae into the young ovaries and rapidly replaces the stores of sugar and starch, &c., which would have gone to make the grain, by the soot-like mass of spores so well known as smut, &c. These spores adhere to the grain, and unless destroyed, by "steeping" or other treatment, are sown with it, and again produce sporidia and yeast-conidia which infect the seedlings.
Staphylococcus aureas has been found to colonize more on individuals with atopic eczema and is the most common pathogen to infect the skin.
Those who could not work just wasted away, they had to be treated as tuberculosis bacilli which could infect a healthy organism.
I 've added an X to the above links, so that they wo n't infect an unwary reader of this message.
Some herpes strains can infect only certain species.
However, since many pets spend a great deal of time outdoors, the numerous other microbes than a pet can attract can easily infect an irritated ear canal.
They often infect the ears of cats, dogs and other animals.
Once this happens, the cat can infect other animals with her bite.
Herpes is the catch-all name for a group of viruses that infect people.
It can be too easy to infect your program with malicious programs.
While often resulting in the loss of teeth, the infection caused by periodontal disease can also enter the bloodstream and infect internal organs, such as the heart, lungs and kidneys, causing serious complications.
According to the Heartworm Society, while heartworms are typically associated with dogs, they can actually infect more than 30 other species of animals including cats, ferrets, foxes and even humans.
There are several other intestinal worms that can infect puppies, which is why it is very important the puppy is dewormed.
The infected stool can infect other puppies and dogs.
The disease is transmittable from mother to child as the protozoa will cross the placenta and infect the fetus.
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Pregnant women should be screened for GBS during the last weeks of pregnancy to help ensure that GBS does not infect their newborns.
There are three known types of polioviruses (called 1, 2, and 3), each causing a different strain of the disease and all being members of the viral family of enteroviruses (viruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract).
Candida also may infect an infant's diaper rash, as it grows rapidly on irritated and moist skin.
Diphtheria is a potentially fatal disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin.
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus may infect older children and adults.
It is estimated that pinworms infect more than 400,000,000 people throughout the world or approximately 10 percent of humans.
In addition, the herpes virus can infect a cell, and instead of making the cell produce new viruses, it hides inside the cell and waits.
Streptococcal and staphylococcal bacteria are the most common causes of lymphadenitis, although viruses, protozoa, rickettsiae, fungi, and the tuberculosis bacillus can also infect the lymph nodes.
They can infect various parts of the body, especially the skin and mucous membranes.
Bartonella henselae can infect people who are scratched or (more rarely) bitten or licked by a cat.
They are more important for their effect in reducing the period of viral shedding, the period of time in which a person infected with herpes virus can infect other people.
The same causative agents infect both adults and children.
Shigella are very resistant to the acid produced by the stomach, and this allows them to easily pass through the gastrointestinal tract and infect the colon (large intestine).
Carrier state-The continued presence of an organism (bacteria, virus, or parasite) in the body that does not cause symptoms, but is able to be transmitted and infect other persons.
The primary cause of bacterial infection in hospital patients, this strain of staph is most likely to infect cancer patients, whose immune systems have been compromised and high-risk newborns receiving intravenous supplements.
Multiplying beneath the skin, bacteria infect and destroy tissue in the area where they entered the body.
These types of pneumonia primarily infect the walls of the alveoli and the stroma of the lung.
It enters the body via the gut and replicates in the digestive tract and spreads to infect the liver, where it multiplies.
If left untreated, syphilis can infect a number of organ systems and cause serious complications.
Occasionally, a type of mite carried on dogs (Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis) may infect humans.
Diphtheria is a potentially fatal, contagious disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages but may also infect the skin.
The childhood disease mumps, if acquired after puberty, can infect and destroy the testicles-a disease called viral orchitis.
Candida is the medical name for a type of fungus which can infect the skin.
When feelings of distrust infect a relationship, the feelings are like an epidemic, they continue to spread unless dealt with.
You can infect your computer with viruses or spyware.
You can seriously injure someone or infect them with staph, hepatitis or HIV with one of these machines if you haven't been properly trained to use it, so leave it to the professionals.
Unchlorinated water likely harbors harmful bacteria that can infect your tat.
If you don't kill me, what I have will infect him, and he'll follow your father's fate.
The natives, already prone to the immorality which must infect a mixed population living under a hot sun, the immorality which still infects a place like Aden, were not improved by the addition of convicts.
In many cases the slimy masses of spermatia (Uredineae), conidia (Claviceps), basidiospores (Phallus, Coprinus), &c., emit more or less powerful odours, which attract flies or other insects, and it has been shown that bees carry the flagrant oidia of Sclerotinia to the stigma of Vaccinium and infect it, and that flies carry away the foetid spores of Phallus, just as pollen is dispersed by such insects.
The conidia are fragrant and are carried by bees to the stigma of the bilberry; here they germinate with the pollen and the hyphae pass with the pollen tubes down the style; the former infect the ovules and produce sclerotia, therein reducing the fruits to a mummified condition.
When the sporidia infect a plant the mycelium so produced gives origin to aecidiospores and spermatia; the aecidiospores on infection produce a mycelium which bears uredospores and later teleutospores.
In all cases of heteroecism the sporidia infect one host leading to the production of aecidiospores and spermatia (if present), while the aecidiospores are only able to infect another B /., f.
Ericaceae, Pyrolaceae, Gentianaceae, Orchidaceae, ferns, &c. Recent experiments have shown that the difficulties of getting orchid seeds to germinate are due to the absence of the necessary fungus, which must be in readiness to infect the young seedling immediately it emerges from the seed.
Close and continuous contact of plague-infected animals with healthy ones does not infect the latter if fleas are excluded.
With the evolution of rank, however, and the concentration of magico-religious power in the hands of certain orders, there is less solidarity and more individualism, or at all events more opportunity for sectional interests to be pursued at other than critical times; whereupon fraud and violence are apt to infect religion.
The idea of inoculation, therefore, was to infect an individual with a mild form of the disease, so that he should escape infection by a more virulent one.
But research showed that this process of nitrification is dependent on temperature, aeration and moisture, as is life, and that while nitre-beds can infect one another, the process is stopped by sterilization.
It is an interesting and important fact that the newly hatched young of certain species, Margaropus annulatus for instance, before it has fed, if produced by a female carrying the germs of spirillosis, can infect healthy organisms with the disease.
And this anger and disgust were exasperated by the dread with which certain proceedings in England had inspired him, that the aims, principles, methods and language which he so misdoubted or abhorred in France were likely to infect the people of Great Britain.
The kids were warned to not visit a certain website because malware and viruses on it could infect their computers.
But the WMF Flaw danger is that users can infect their computers simply by viewing a web page, email or instant message that contains a contaminated image.
If someone has become infected with one of these viruses, the above are all methods for the virus to infect other users.
It is the rapid spread of these yeast-conidia in manure and soil waters which makes it so difficult to get rid of smuts, &c., in the fields, and they, like the ordinary conidia, readily infect the seedling wheat, oats, barley or other cereals.
On each of these host-plants the fungus has become specialized so that the form on barley cannot infect the other three cereals or the wild grasses and so on.
Fleas caught on plague-infected rats are able to infect rats placed in flea-proof cages.
After the decay of the roots some of the unchanged bacteria are left in the soil, where they remain ready to infect a new leguminous crop.
When the root dies later such of these as remain are discharged into the soil, and are then ready to infect new plants.