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What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

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Dr. Joel Gallant answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Microorganisms: Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Everything else is non-infectious (except for the "non-infectious" diseases that will turn out to be infectious once we figure out what really causes them).

Answered 6/23/2015



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