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INFECTION Definition & Legal Meaning

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in medical jurisprudence. The transmission of disease or disease germs from one person to another, either directly by contact with morbidly affected surfaces, or more remotely through inhalation, absorption of food or liquid tainted with ex- crementai matter, contact with contaminated clothing or bedding, or other agencies. A distinction is sometimes made between “infection” and “contagion,” by restricting the latter term to the communication o


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