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(for hw)How do you know if a disease is infectious or not?Are all diseases that exist since birth noninfectious?Is hemophilia infectious?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Many viral induced: If a disease is not congenital then it is secondary to a chemical or infectious process. Latter is seen from MMTV virus causing breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and lymphoma entering Wnt-1 gene. Other diseases caused by infection such as stomach cancer with helicobacter, colon Ca from polyoma virus as well as the leukemias. well recognized.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine commented
33 years experience in Pediatrics
hemophilia is genetic, not contagious
Mar 19, 2016

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