I struggle on how to use the word “contagion” in a sentence that I want to construct; and I cannot seem to find what I am looking for elsewhere.
In economics you can use a term such as
Which essentially means that in a group of companies that are owned by the same parent company, it is contagious to the rest of the companies if one goes into default. That is if one company defaults the rest of the companies are hit by ‘default contagion’, meaning from a risk perspective they are all defaulted.
The sentence that I am struggling to put together is something like:
Company A is not really at risk because it “contagioned” the default rating from Company B
I don’t know the grammar of contagion, so I am not sure which word to put in instead of “contagioned”. I don’t want to use “caught” because I would then need to follow up with something like “..due to default contagion” and I want to keep it short (and readers already understand the concept). Obviously I can reconstruct/rephrase the entire sentence - but that is not what I am after. Just curious about which word/conjugation would be correct to replace “contagioned” with - if such exists; or if the entire phrase is not how anyone would ever say it?
Hope my question makes sense.