Diseases can be grouped into two types: communicable, which can be transferred from one person to another, or from one organism to another, eg in humans, these include measles, food poisoning and malaria.
non-communicable, which are not transferred between people or other organisms.
What is difference between communicable and noncommunicable diseases?
Communicable diseases are the diseases which passes from one individual to another individual. Non-communicable diseases are the diseases which does not spread from one person to another person. They are generally caused by some nutrient deficiency, allergy etc.
What are some examples of communicable and noncommunicable diseases?
Examples of non-communicable diseases include diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, osteoporosis, chronic lung disease, stroke, and heart disease. Almost four-fifths of all deaths from non-communicable diseases occur in developing countries.
What is a communicable disease definition?
Medical Definition of communicable disease: an infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual’s discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector) — compare contagious disease.
What are the 10 non communicable diseases?
The four main types of noncommunicable diseases include cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes.
Chronic respiratory disease
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- occupational lung diseases, such as black lung.
- pulmonary hypertension.
- cystic fibrosis.