Infection in a sentence as a noun

It's an infection that's been spreading for at least a few months here.

The infection of non-NSA threads by the NSA commenters is a much bigger problem than the front page.

Did I mention that the patient got a flesh-eating bacterial infection as a result of the surgery?

Whoa, it aborts infection if you have XCode installed?Is this just to prevent itself from infecting someone's computer that might be able to study it?

The epidemiologists who work to prevent human disease also keep track of news of animal infections on the farm and in the wild.

That's why you have stuff happening all the time like this:"A two-year-old is diagnosed with an inner ear infection and prescribed an antibiotic.

Lewis described altruism in one of his apologist books as a "good infection" - kindness that spreads uncontrollably.

In Denmark, they prevent infections in chicken houses by thoroughly cleaning them, then using techniques developed for clean rooms to prevent infections.

There is utterly no epidemiological evidence that eating zest has anything to do with any kind of fungal infection.

Careful veterinary practice can enhance human health, by reducing sources of zoonotic infections.

Note that using ultrasound as a communication mechanism, which is what's being described here, is very different from using it as an infection vector.

We should also fine doctors for prescribing antibiotics to patients with a viral infection and no sign of bacteria in their systems, unless they are severely immune compromised.

In the case of an airborne virus like influenza, you have infection via the upper respiratory tract from viral particles that survive for extended amounts of time in aerosols suspended in the air.

Treatment is sufficiently advanced that, while further developments of a vaccine are unbelievably exciting, they are not necessarily a game-changer in terms of worldwide infection.

We examine key areas of the Windows registry for any signs of infection; we use other trusted tools to check running processes; we check for unexplained network activity; we check for modified files; we check for overall system performance.

The latest findings I read about were pointing to a combination of a fungal infection common in bees called Nosema with a secondary cause, perhaps a bacterial infection like Foulbrood or a viral one like Deformed Wing virus.

"A: Certainly the CDC believes quite firmly, and I think there are a number of veterinary experts here and in other places who agree with the stance that we should never be using antibiotics in agriculture or in people for any other purpose than to treat infections.

I'm going from memory here, but I recall that in things like the common cold and influenza, the viral proteins have specific humidity, pH, and temperature requirements in order to dock with receptors in just the right part of the airway in order to maximize infection.

The use of antibiotics in human medicine has revolutionized several forms of medical treatment and added millions of years of healthy life to humankind's prospects, but use of antibiotics must go hand-in-hand with other forms of infection control to minimize selective sweeps of antibiotic resistance as a trait among most harmful strains of bacteria.

Infection definitions


the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms


(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound


(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease


an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

See also: contagion transmission


the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

See also: contagion


moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"


(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure