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infect

in international law, to taint with crime or illegality; to expose to penalty or subject to forfeiture.
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In one test, the researchers infected 10 mice with larval Schistosoma mansoni and, starting a week later, injected each animal daily for 5 weeks with either K11777 or an inert solution.
In 1983, a major epidemic occurred during which several monkeys died, 1,555 humans were infected, and 150 humans died.
Type B influenza infects only humans, primarily children, and generally causes milder disease than type A.
They infect macro utilities within Microsoft Word and Excel, and can infect hundreds of files if undeterred.
This does not happen with most viruses, because they do not infect the CD4 cell.
"Since late yesterday the number of infected Web servers has come down," said Joe Hartmann, director of North American anti-virus research for Trend Micro, a Cupertino, California-based computer security company.
Infects only "cloven-hoofed" animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, etc.)
Because most infected people expel relatively few bacilli, transmission of TB usually occurs only after prolonged exposure to someone with active TB.
Bacteriophages, or phages, infect bacteria in order to reproduce inside.
Pregnant women in malaria-endemic regions are at risk of becoming infected with Plasmodium falciparum, 1 of 4 parasites that cause malaria in humans (7).
In the last three decades more than 50 lethal viruses (microscopic particles that cause infection) once found only in animals have infected humans.
There's been a controversy for many years about whether the virus infects healthy epithelial cells or just cancerous and precancerous cells.