The description for the Dead Inside mutation per the Dead Cells wiki is
+50% HP. Food no longer heals you. Your infection counter is increased by +6.
This seems to have been changed since last time I played as I do not recognize the part saying "Your infection counter is increased by +6." When I acquired the mutation, I did not see any changes in the display. I also could not find an article on the wiki on the infection counter.
What is the infection counter? What is the difference between the infection counter and malaise?