An infection caused by bacteria. The growth of many disease-causing bacteria can be halted by the use of antibiotics. (Compare viral infection.)
Note: Diseases caused by bacterial infections include diphtheria, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever.
The bacterial infection that cost Aimee Copeland her leg and hands is rare, but when it strikes, it can be deadly.
A rare condition, it is a bacterial infection that tears through the body's fascia, destroying all tissue in its path.