asymptomatic carrier

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a·symp·to·mat·ic car·ri·er

(āsimp-tŏ-matik karē-ĕr)
One who harbors pathogenic organisms without clinically recognizable symptoms; may infect others.

asymptomatic carrier,

n an individual who serves as host for an infectious agent but who does not show any apparent signs of the illness; may serve as a source of infection for others.
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Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869--November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.
It is likely she had previously travelled to an endemic region and had developed an asymptomatic carrier state.
The virus is spread among pigs by aerosols, direct and indirect contact and asymptomatic carrier pigs.
The virus is spread among pigs by aerosols, direct and indirect contact, and asymptomatic carrier pigs.
But, a report by environmental officers, to be presented to County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust board tomorrow, said there was no reason to believe he was the source of the outbreak on November 16 and could either have been an asymptomatic carrier or could have been infected by eating at the restaurant.
HIV is the retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which has a wide range of clinical manifestations varying from asymptomatic carrier states to severely debilitating and fatal disorders.
Alternatively, as former drug czar William Bennett has argued, the moderate drug user is an asymptomatic carrier - a Typhoid Mary - spreading misery to others by setting a bad example, even though he feels fine.
Most birds that developed physical signs of MG were also PCR- and RPA-positive, although we detected a single asymptomatic carrier and a single symptomatic false negative.
If a child inherits a defective gene from only one parent, the child will be an asymptomatic carrier of the disease gene.
Salmonellae can exist in an asymptomatic carrier state in the human gallbladder, and individuals with gallstones are more likely to become typhoid carriers.
The Molecular Diagnostics Lab at Akron Children's Hospital has been performing asymptomatic carrier screening as well as some CF diagnostic testing for over two years," said Dr.

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