Plus it typically is a 4-5 day illness with higher fevers and more misery than the other respiratory viruses.
If you are the sick one, your illness may prevent you from working the kind of hours that a new enterprise requires.
She survived the illness that finally felled her for six years after a doctor told her she had only a few weeks to live.
“Caravaggio did not die in Porto Ercole of an illness,” he says.
Hers included coping with invasions, illness, and farmhands.
The Queen's death, coming as it did during her own illness, gave her a painful shock.
She had never slept in the daytime in her life, except in illness.
He had no sooner done this than he was visited by an attack of illness.
When she saw that there had been distress before there was illness, she took her part.
For two days past she had not left her bed, while during the third night of her illness she became seized with fever and delirium.
illness ill·ness (ĭl'nĭs)
Disease of body or mind; poor health; sickness.