Types of Infectious Diseases
- Acinetobacter. Acinetobacter is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria belonging to the class of Gammaproteobacteria.
- Anthrax. Anthrax is an infection caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis.
- Bird Flu.
- Bubonic Plague.
What are the 10 most common diseases?
- Unintentional injuries.
- Chronic lower respiratory disease.
- Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.
- Alzheimer’s disease. Deaths in 2017: 121,404.
- Diabetes. Deaths in 2017: 83,564.
- Influenza and pneumonia. Deaths in 2017: 55,672.
- Kidney disease. Deaths in 2017: 50,633.
- Suicide. Deaths in 2017: 47,173.
What are the different types of disease?
There are four main types of disease: infectious diseases, deficiency diseases, hereditary diseases (including both genetic diseases and non-genetic hereditary diseases), and physiological diseases. Diseases can also be classified in other ways, such as communicable versus non-communicable diseases.
What are different causes of disease?
Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. But under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease.
How many known diseases are there?
Scientists currently estimate that over 10,000 of human diseases are known to be monogenic. Pure genetic diseases are caused by a single error in a single gene in the human DNA.