un·​in·​fect·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce uninfected (audio) \

Definition of uninfected

: free from infection : not infected an uninfected wound an uninfected person

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Other sites said proper treatment would almost eliminate her risk of transmitting the virus to her husband, who was uninfected, or their baby. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is getting worse, not better," 11 June 2018 It is transmitted when blood, semen or other bodily fluid from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person. USA TODAY, "5 kinds of hepatitis all attack one organ in the body," 29 May 2018 The best hope for that, at the moment, rests on a combination of vaccines to protect the uninfected and antiviral drugs to treat the infected, but the wrong mutation in the virus’ genome could render those weapons useless. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Genghis Khan’s Mongol horde probably had rampant Hepatitis B," 11 May 2018 The virus is transmitted when infected saliva of a mammal is passed to an uninfected animal, or through brain or nervous system tissue, according to the CDC. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Explainer: On groundhogs, rabies and what we know (and don't know) about Carroll's rodents," 9 May 2018 Patients should avoid mosquito exposure for up to five days after the onset of fever to avoid spreading the disease to uninfected mosquitoes. Larry Barszewski, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Mosquitoes that carry Zika could bring deadlier yellow fever this year," 5 May 2018 But a vaccination is available that can prevent uninfected people from contracting it. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville could make food workers get a hep A vaccine. But it won't," 2 May 2018 In first-year results of a Wisconsin study released earlier this year, DNR researchers found CWD-positive deer died at three times the rate of uninfected animals. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gov. Walker outlines tougher CWD measures," 2 May 2018 Person-to-person transmission can occur if an uninfected person comes into direct contact with another person. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall," 19 Apr. 2018

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1625, in the meaning defined above

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un·​in·​fect·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce uninfected (audio) \

Medical Definition of uninfected

: free from infection an uninfected infant uninfected cells

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