reinfection

noun
re·​in·​fec·​tion | \ ˌrē-in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce reinfection (audio) \

Definition of reinfection

: infection following recovery from or superimposed on infection of the same type

Other Words from reinfection

reinfect \ ˌrē-​in-​ˈfekt How to pronounce reinfection (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of reinfection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What that means for reinfection is still a bit unclear. Lela Moore, SELF, 20 July 2022 Studies have also found that individuals who are unvaccinated have a higher chance of reinfection. Camille Caldera, BostonGlobe.com, 19 July 2022 The additional risk of reinfection was shown both in unvaccinated and vaccinated people, and was present not only in the acute phase of illness, but persisted in the months after the initial infection resolved. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 Experts told ABC News the risk of reinfection hasn't just risen because of the emergence of the BA.5 variant. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 14 July 2022 The authors of that separate study say their results point to a higher risk for reinfection, even in people who have some prior immunity against the virus. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 22 June 2022 But the natural waning of antibodies and an ever-evolving virus create opportunities for reinfection. Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2022 Similar to a vaccine, the longer from infection, the more likely for reinfection. Alison Bowen, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The trial will be conducted in two phases in which the first phase will test the virus dose required for reinfection while phase two will track a participant’s immune response and the protection afforded by prior infection. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reinfection

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinfection was in 1661

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4 Aug 2022

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“Reinfection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinfection. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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reinfection

noun
re·​in·​fec·​tion | \ ˌrē-in-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce reinfection (audio) \

Medical Definition of reinfection

: infection following recovery from or superimposed on a previous infection of the same type rescreening aimed at detecting reinfection following treatment— Diana Mahoney

Other Words from reinfection

reinfect \ -​ˈfekt How to pronounce reinfection (audio) \ transitive verb

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