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Medical ContextPlay
Use 'infection' to describe illness mainly in a medical or health-related setting. SlideShe went to the doctor because of a stubborn throat infection.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Infection' often carries a negative connotation due to the harm germs can cause. SlidePreventing infection is crucial in hospitals to protect patients.
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Treatment ImplicationPlay
Mentioning 'infection' suggests there may be a need for medical treatment or antibiotics. SlideBecause of the infection, she was prescribed a course of antibiotics.