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infect someone with something

 
1. to transmit disease-causing organisms to someone. (Someone includes oneself.) Please don't infect me with your cold germs. Somehow, she infected herself with the virus she was studying.
2. to affect someone with something, such as excitement, joy, desires, etc. Her explosive laughter infected everyone with good spirits.
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Caffrey adds that it's risky to rely on a single drug against a parasite that infects more than 200 million people.
Avian Flu- Influenza type A (H5N1) a subtype of influenza type A that was identified in 2003 and continues to infect birds.
Numerous laboratory studies have demonstrated that TSE from one animal can infect an animal of a different species.
Dual-tropic strains infect all 3 types of cells and use both co-receptors as entry pathways.
In West Africa, for example, Lassa virus infects 100,000 to 300,000 people per year, killing more than 5,000 annually.
low levels of spontaneous lymphocyte apoptosis (programmed cell death) compared to progressors (J Infect Dis, 178, p.
The HSN1 strain of a highly pathogenic avian influenza that caused a severe outbreak in poultry in Southeast Asia in 2004 (28) demonstrated its capacity to infect humans; 39 cases, 28 of them fatal, were officially reported (29).
Bacteriophages, or phages, infect bacteria in order to reproduce inside.
On such machines the worm will infect the computer totally automatically -- the owner of the computer can be sleeping and still get Doomjuice on his computer.
Everglades virus (EVEV; Togaviridae: Alphavirus) circulates among rodents and vector mosquitoes in South Florida and can tangentially infect humans, causing a febrile disease with occasional neurologic signs.
Borza recently proposed that the Epstein-Barr virus initially infects epithelial cells but then switches into a form that prefers to infect B cells.
Thus, Hep-2 and Vero cell lines that we used are likely susceptible to TSV if the virus can infect Hep-2C and BGM as reported by Audelo-del-Valle et al.
Moreover, although the worm spread exponentially during the early stages, it took several hours to infect its first 10,000 hosts.
Even more worrisome for corporate networks is the risk that remote employees connecting to the corporate network through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will infect the network because they do not have antivirus software enabled or properly updated.
tuberculosis can't infect the lungs of mice, but it can still grow in other organs.