- I cannot come to work today because I came down with a cold.
- I've got the flu. Don't come near me. I don't want to give it to you.
- When I was abroad, I caught a cold, but I'm over it now.
A person who has contracted pneumonia may experience a high fever, chills, cough, chest pain, and so on.
- Over one in five adults in the U.S. are afflicted with arthritis.
 come down with a disease be afflicted with a disease contract a disease
這裡是指被感染或被傳染一個疾病，如:come down with a cold = have a cold = have got a cold = caught a cold = 被感染了感冒have a flu = 被傳染流行性感冒be afflicted with 常用在 arthritis 這個慢性病。
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