A 42-year-old member asked:
How can a person catch infectious diseases?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
SEVERAL WAYS: Several ways
1 person to person contacts
2 mosquito and other insect bites
3 animal bites
3 by sexual contacts
4 by eating contaminated food
5 due to underluing immune problem
6anatomic abnormalities in human body like urinary tract abnormalities, bronchectasis, fibrocystic disease.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Transmission: Infectious diseases are caused by transmission of organisms: person to person contact (kissing, sexual intercourse), bites/scratches from animals or insects or contaminated food or water. Some of the culprits include: viruses, bacteria, parasites (like protozoa or worms), fungi or prions. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is an example of a viral infection.
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Last updated Oct 12, 2014
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