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Differentiate between infectious and non infectious disease

Asked by chaubeshyamji 13th March 2015, 6:12 PM
Answered by Expert

Hi Riya,

Differences between infectious and non-infectious diseases are as follows:



1. Caused due to attack of pathogens

1. Caused by factors other than pathogens

2. Caused due to extrinsic factors

2. Caused due to intrinsic factors

3. Transmitted from one person to another

3. Do not get transmitted from one person to another

4. Transmission of diseases occurs through direct contact or some medium (air, water, vectors)

4. Transmission in case of hereditary diseases is from parent to offspring

5. Community hygiene can reduce the occurrence of these diseases

5. Community hygiene is ineffective in reducing the occurrence of these diseases

E.g. Cholera, Malaria

E.g. Diabetes, Goitre

Answered by Expert 13th March 2015, 6:20 PM
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