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If you’re sleeping in a bed with them, sharing your home with them, and so on, you already have a decent risk of swapping the virus, or really any other infectious disease.

Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor and a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, said the focus on transmission in the context of Covid-19 vaccines can be misleading when comparing them to other vaccines.

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That could pose a problem even for vaccinated adults, says Mobeen Rathore, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

As we learn how to address current and future pandemics, it is worth understanding what we learned from the great infectious disease fights of the past.

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That’s especially true now as new, more infectious coronavirus variants await — putting us at risk of an even bigger surge than the one we saw during the holiday season if we ease up.

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For most infectious, the amount is 100 or even 1,000 times that.

Although bats may have creeped us out for centuries, their links to emerging infectious diseases are much more recent.

In Malaysia and Bangladesh, a devastating infectious neurological disease emerged just a few years after Hendra.

The only existing study, printed in the Journal of Infectious Diseases in 1999, leaves scientists with the same questions.

Adam Lausing, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Michigan, emphasized that Ebola is not a respiratory disease.

The last movement had the infectious gayety that Mozart's things often have, with a magnificent cadenza by himself.

The infectious diseases in which leukocytosis is absent (p. 160) often cause a slight decrease of leukocytes.

(b) Acute infectious diseases, especially rheumatism and typhoid fever.

Predominance of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (pus-corpuscles) points to an acute infectious process (Fig. 117).

The usual cause of acute infectious conjunctivitis, especially in cities, seems to be the Koch-Weeks bacillus.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to infectious, such as: contagious, toxic, virulent, communicable, contaminating, and corrupting.

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