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A 'virus' in medical terms specifically refers to the cause of an illness, not just any germ. SlideDoctors identified the virus responsible for the outbreak.
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'Virus' suggests transmission from one person to another, often without direct contact. SlideShe was worried about how quickly the virus was spreading through the air.
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Serious TonePlay
Using 'virus' in conversation usually implies a serious concern, not a minor ailment. SlideSince the virus can be fatal, everyone was advised to get vaccinated.