Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air, soil and water. You can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or ...1

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Causes List for Infectious diseases

Some possible causes of Infectious diseases or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Infectious diseases

The list of childhood diseases can be overwhelming: measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, polio, meningitis, influenza and rotavirus. In the era before vaccines, many children in the U.S. died or became disabled from these diseases. Many still do in ...3

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Prevention of Infectious diseases

Other important defenses against infectious diseases include:

  • Proper use of vaccines
  • Antibiotics
  • Screening and testing guidelines
  • Scientific improvements in the diagnosis of infectious disease-related health concerns

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): infectiousdiseases.html
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ oct2011/ feature2
  4. Source: Healthy People (DHHS): 2020/ topics-objectives/ topic/ immunization-and-infectious-diseases

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