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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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The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals.
Macrophage-tropic (M-tropic) strains infect primary macrophages and primary lymphocytes and use the chemokine receptor CCR5 as a co-receptor.
Most infected cells burst open, releasing millions of viruses that infect other cells in the body.
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Bacteriophages, or phages, infect bacteria in order to reproduce inside.
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The increasing popularity of keeping reptiles and other exotic animals as pets presents a public health problem, as such animals are commonly carriers of Salmonelh7 and thereby can infect humans directly or indirectly.
Borza recently proposed that the Epstein-Barr virus initially infects epithelial cells but then switches into a form that prefers to infect B cells.
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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.
tuberculosis can't infect the lungs of mice, but it can still grow in other organs.