slow infection


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Related to slow infection: chronic infection, Latent infection

slow infection

n.
An infection having a long incubation period, as that caused by a slow virus or a prion.
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When it became clear that closing schools did not necessarily slow infection rates, guidelines were changed.
The exception was for cohorts deployed during Spring 2001 at GA and HP (lower salinity than TC), which also showed slow infection acquisition rates.
Zidovudine belongs to a class of compounds called nucleosides, which slow infection by interfering with viral replication.