infectivity

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1. The capacity of a pathogen to cause infection.
2. The number of people who are infected by a disease divided by the number of people who are exposed to it.
SYN: SEE: infectiousness

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1. The capacity of a pathogen to cause infection.
2. The number of people who are infected by a disease divided by the number of people who are exposed to it.
SYN: SEE: infectiousness

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