inapparent infection


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in·ap·par·ent in·fec·tion

presence of infection in a host without the occurrence of recognizable symptoms or signs.

inapparent infection

An infection that is asymptomatic or is not detected.
See also: infection
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The significance of inapparent infections in Chagas' disease and other forms of trypanosomiasis.
Inapparent infection Subclinical infection; infection that does not produce clinical signs.
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), a rodentborne arenavirus, causes inapparent infection in mice but can cause febrile illness, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, and severe birth defects in humans (www.cdc.gov/ ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/lcmv.htm) (1).
Clinical manifestations range from inapparent infection to severe meningoencephalomyelitis in humans.
Perhaps his greatest discovery, a critical key to understanding the epidemiology of many infectious diseases, was characterization of the phenomenon of inapparent infection, the acquisition and transmission of infection without signs of illness.
LCMV is already actively excluded from laboratory rodent populations, because the infection can be an occupational hazard to laboratory workers who work around infected rodents (5), and because inapparent infection can interfere with experimental results in rodent studies (18).
DENV-l-immune serum obtained years after inapparent infection showed little heterotypic neutralization of Asian DENV 2 (12%), DENV-3 (8%), or DENV-4 (2%) viruses.
Limited research suggests that at least in some host mammals latent or inapparent infection occurs (15).