Diseases Caused By Microorganisms In Humans?

Microbes and disease

Infectious disease Microbe that causes the disease Type of microbe
Chickenpox Varicella zoster Virus
German measles Rubella Virus
Whooping cough Bordatella pertussis Bacterium
Bubonic plague Yersinia pestis Bacterium

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What are some common diseases caused by microorganisms?

Microbes and disease

Infectious disease Microbe that causes the disease Type of microbe
Whooping cough Bordatella pertussis Bacterium
Bubonic plague Yersinia pestis Bacterium
TB (Tuberculosis) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Bacterium
Malaria Plasmodium falciparum Protozoan

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What is a microorganism that causes a disease in humans?

Most microbes belong to four major groups: bacteria, viruses, protozoa or fungi. (To find out more, see the “Bacteria/Viruses/Protozoa” fact sheets). Disease-causing microbes can also be called pathogens, germs or bugs and are responsible for causing infectious diseases.

What percentage of microorganisms are harmful to humans?

Most bacteria won’t hurt you – less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins.

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.

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