Does bacteriophage harms human or not??..................
Explain Various Types of diseases.....their mode of transmission and their causal organisms??

Asked by Rishi_2109 | 30th Sep, 2015, 04:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Bacteriophage is the virus that infects bacteria. It does not harm humans or even plants.

There are different types of diseases such as bacterial diseases, viral diseases, protozoan diseases, diseases caused by parasitic worms.

Diseases caused by bacteria

DISEASE

MODE OF TRANSMISSION

Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

  • Through air, dust or the sputum of an infected person

Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)

  • Contaminated water, food and drinks, spread by flies

Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)


  • Through cuts or wounds in the skin
  • enters through the blood into the spinal cord

Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)

  • Sexually transmitted
  • close contact

Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)

  • Droplet infection while coughing and sneezing, contact

Typhoid (Salmonella typhi)

  • Contaminated water, milk, through flies

Whooping Cough (Haemophilus pertussis)

 

  • Contact, droplet
  • infection of throat

Pneumonia (Diplococcus pneumoniae)

  • Contact or by air

Leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae)

  • Contact, highly contagious

Gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoea)

  • Sexual contact

Diseases caused by protozoa

DISEASE

MODE OF TRANSMISSION

Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum)

 

  • Female Anopheles mosquito acts as a carrier

Amoebic dysentery or Amoebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica)

  • Through food and water contaminated by flies, through faeces of an infected person

Diseases caused by parasitic worms

DISEASE

MODE OF TRANSMISSION

Ascariasis (Ascaris lumbricoides)

 

  • Through soil, food and water contaminated with eggs of female worm
  • Flies act as carriers

Taeniasis (Taenia solium) 

Consumption of  infected pork and beef

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 30th Sep, 2015, 07:11: PM