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What is the difference between infection, disease, illness, etc.?

Asked by flo (13313points) October 25th, 2019

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Viruses and bacteria cause infections. Almost every thing else is a disease.

flo's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Thanks. What is a good link?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo Sorry I don’t know. You can try MedMD.

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@RedDeerGuy1 Alright.

One week ago, it says your last post but I just got it today.

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TerenceBlacker's avatar

Infection occurs when any micro-organism such as bacteria, viruses enters your body. Disease is a condition, which produces specific symptoms and is diagnosed by a medical expert. An illness is mostly based on self-reported symptoms.

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Ok. @TerenceBlacker, If you would post link, would be great.

kritiper's avatar

Even the experts may not know.
Some call GERD a disorder, some call it a disease. It’s a disorder.

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