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So even though cases overall grew, hospitalizations and deaths were down — and that makes sense because younger people are more likely to experience mild or symptom-free infections.

From Vox

That could increase the infection risk in shared spaces including offices, restaurants, and movie theaters.

From Fortune

The underlying level of infection remains high, however, and the virus is still passing freely from person to person in much of the country.

In other words, it’s hard to predict how many people might die of widespread infection.

Some feared coming to work while others walked out of plants to protest the lack of infection control measures.

Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.

The following year, he developed pneumocystis pneumonia—a serious infection associated with HIV and AIDS.

A fair number explicitly ask for an antibiotic, to cover the possibility that it is “bronchitis” or a “sinus infection.”

First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.

No, not Ebola, but rather infection with the dreaded bacterium, Yersinia pestis.

There is still a general tendency in universities on both sides of the Atlantic to treat propaganda as infection.

Chyluria occurs most frequently as a symptom of infection by Filaria sanguinis hominis.

A mild degree means that the body is not reacting well, or else that the infection is too slight to call forth much resistance.

Infection in man occurs from ingestion of insufficiently cooked pork, which contains encysted embryos.

Tuberculous pleurisy due to direct extension from the lung may give excess of polymorphonuclears owing to mixed infection.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to infection, such as: bug, disease, epidemic, flu, pollution, and virus.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.