TITLE

Infection

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Infection, a condition in which the body is invaded by harmful microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi). If the body's defensive mechanisms are ineffective, the microorganisms may reproduce and cause disease by secreting toxins or by damaging cells. A disease caused by microorganisms is called an infectious disease.
ACCESSION #
37309484

 

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