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Definition of Infectivity
1. [n -TIES]
Medical Definition of Infectivity
1. 1. The characteristic of a disease agent that embodies capability of entering, surviving in, and multiplying in a susceptible host. 2. The proportion of exposures in defined circumstances that result in infection. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Infectivity
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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1903)
"It has at least demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt the true nature of the infectivity of the disease, and on that knowledge it is possible to devise ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"... attention of other workers, and attract them to this fruitful field of research. III. " On the infectivity of the Blood and other Fluids in some Forms ..."
3. Transactions of the Epidemiological Society of London by Epidemiological Society of London (1902)
"ONE of the many points in connection with the natural history of scarlet fever calling for further investigation, is the supposed infectivity of the ..."
4. Transactions of the British Congress on Tuberculosis for the Prevention of (1902)
"Dr. LYDIA RABINOWITSCH read her paper, entitled " On the infectivity of the Milk of Tuberculous Cows, the Bacteriological Diagnosis, and the practical value ..."
5. The Cancer Problem by William Seaman Bainbridge (1914)
"The infectivity of Cancer in the Light of Propagation Experiments.—Modern cancer research has yielded no evidence of the communicability of the disease by ..."