Contagiousness vs Infection - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between contagiousness and infection

is that contagiousness is the state or condition of being contagious while infection is (pathology) the act or process of infecting.

contagiousness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state or condition of being contagious.
  • Synonyms

    * contagiosity

    See also

    * infectiosity * infectiousness

    infection

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pathology) The act or process of infecting.
  • An uncontrolled growth of harmful microorganisms in a host.
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    Derived terms

    * spurious infection