Many human illnesses are caused by infection with either bacteria or viruses.
Most bacterial diseases can be treated with antibiotics, although antibiotic-resistant strains are starting to emerge.
Viruses pose a challenge to the body’s immune system because they hide inside cells.
What common diseases are caused by bacteria?
Common pathogenic bacteria and the types of bacterial diseases they cause include:
- Escherichia coli and Salmonella cause food poisoning.
- Helicobacter pylori cause gastritis and ulcers.
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea.
- Neisseria meningitidis causes meningitis.
What are the 5 diseases caused by bacteria?
- Infectious disease.
What are 10 diseases caused by bacteria?
- strep throat.
- bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs), often caused by coliform bacteria.
- bacterial food poisoning, often caused by E. coli, Salmonella, or Shigella.
- bacterial cellulitis, such as due to Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- bacterial vaginosis.