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.
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For Brabanzio, Othello, an "erring barbarian," is a parasite and plague carrier who consumes Brabanzio's property: a parasite, parasitos, etymologically means "one who eats at the table of another." (25) Thus, though not directly, the discursive subtext of the play associates Othello with the plague or its carrier--to simply put it, the "death." It is intriguing to note that critics of early modern racism often associate a Moor with a "death." The "Moors-Mors" punning was prevalent in this period and "Africans seem to be interchangeable with skulls"--as typically depicted in the Prince of Moroccos selection of the golden casket which only yields a skull, a death, in Merchant of Venice.
Add to this the fact that since Chubb started at playgroup one day a week last September, she has turned into a despicable plague carrier so that all of us have been coughing, sneezing, blowing our noses and groaning continuously.
NOBODY said life had to be fair, but bird flu seems to be the cruellest joke nature has played on us for a long time After all, if there had to be a plague carrier, why did it have to be birds?
He called me a slag and said I would have to go to my doctor or a clinic because I was a plague carrier.
At the very least she should be stripped of her title and put on trial instead of having the gall to swan around as if she was this country's saviour instead of its plague carrier.
Nowhere do Micklethwait and Wooldridge realize that they the plague carriers, not the doctors.
Underinvested business resources needed to develop and implement new systems continue to plague carriers, he said.
The gun-happy hunters profiled in our July/August issue cite their carrying disease as one reason to pull the trigger, but Collinge says that prairie dogs "are not good plague carriers, and getting rid of them would not stop the spread of disease" (which could be taken up by other small animals).