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What Are Infections?


Say: in-FEK-shuns

If germs get inside your body, they can multiply and cause an infection. Your body's immune system fights off the germs with special cells. It can become a full-on fight against the nasty invaders — and you won't feel better until your body wins! If your body has a little trouble fighting the infection by itself, your doctor may prescribe medicine like antibiotics to help. So get some rest and let your body do the work!

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