Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Infectious"

The meaning of "Infectious" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa infectious?
A: Easily spread to other people

Synonyms of "Infectious" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre infectious e infective ?
A: There is no difference, but I recommend only using infectious because it is more commonly used.

Example: COVID is an infectious disease.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre infectious e virulent ?
A: Infectious means that a disease is capable of spreading.
Additionally, if something is highly infectious, it means it spreads to people very easily.
Virulent means that a disease/pathogen is very aggressive, harmful or deadly. Often virulent pathogens are not as easily passed on, because they kill their host quickly and have less chance to spread, where as highly infectious diseases may spread more because the host exposes the virus to more people (which it couldn’t do if it died too quickly.)
You could say ebola is highly virulent, but not highly infectious because it needs to be passes through body fluids.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre infectious e contagious ?
A: Infectious:

"Be careful, a zombie has an infectious bite. Once you're infected there's no cure."

Contagious:
"Don't drink from my cup, my disease is highly contagious, you might even get sick too."
Q: Qual é a diferença entre infectious e contagious ?
A: Infectious describes diseases that are contracted through the environment. someone who is ill with an infectious, non-contagious disease can not spread the disease by physical contact.

Contagious is used whe it spread from a patient to another.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre infectious e contagious ?
A: In part of the states I'm from, I'm pretty sure that it is the opposite. Or they are practically synonymous with each other.

Translations of "Infectious"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? infectious
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