primary infection


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primary infection

initial INFECTION causing illness.
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2], the relative infectious period during secondary infection compared to that during primary infection.
Reactivation of and primary infection with human herpesvirus-8 among solid organ transplant recipients.
Primary infections have a higher risk of perinatal transmission than does recurrent infection.
He showed no signs of serious disease progression other than fever, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, and weight loss, all of which are common symptoms of primary infection.
The primary infection can progress in different ways.
The varicella zoster virus is another herpes virus that follows the pattern of the herpes simplex virus, that is, infection, latency and reactivation; however, the primary infection with the VZV is typically a case of childhood chickenpox.
Fever and malaise may appear 1-2 days before rash onset in chickenpox primary infections in adults, whereas rash is usually the first sign of the disease in children (CDC 2005).
Normal treatment for primary infection is bed rest and plenty of fluids.
What seems to be clear to me is that after the primary infection most of the cells die indirectly, but at the later stage, when the viral load is very high, the virus kills a lot of cells directly.
Although the majority of first episodes are non-primary, true primary infection can lead to clinically severe manifestations and short term sequelae.
The distinctive and improbable claim of the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is that the HIV supposedly damages the immune system only after the immune system has successfully countered the primary infection and reduced vital activity to negligible levels.

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