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draw a table and explain communicable disease

Asked by jackalamassery 25th January 2016, 6:50 PM
Answered by Expert

Hi Jacob, 

List of communicable disease: 

Diseases caused by Bacteria 



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



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



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 Expert 25th January 2016, 7:11 PM
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