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Is it true that all contagious diseases are not infectious but all infectious diseases are contagious?

Is it true that all contagious diseases are not infectious but all infectious diseases are contagious?

No: You have it completely backwards. Almost if not all contagious diseases are caused by infectious microorganisms. Many infectious diseases such as e. Coli urinary tract infections are not contagious ...Read more

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases refers to a group of medical conditions that can be transmitted from human to human, object to human, and sometimes animal/insect to human. Causes of infectious diseases include bacteria, ...Read more


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Are new infectious diseases continually emerging?

Are new infectious diseases continually emerging?

It's Inevitable!: Just as certain as the sun rising from the east, new infectious diseases will evolve because of the innate drive for any organism to survive, based on the environmental pressures it has to overcome. This is the basis of how susceptible organisms become resistant to certain antibiotics. Additionally, as we explore different areas in the world , we will expose ourselves to new diseases. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

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

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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How can a person catch infectious diseases?

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. ...Read more

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Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

It's Inevitable!: In emerging countries, the encroachment of civilization into virgin forest will displace many animals and other organisms that may become a new disease. Alternatively, genetic reassortment of species- specific microbes will enable them to infect us or else, cause them to become virulent when they were once benign. ...Read more

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Living with Crohn's Disease (Checklist)

Find a gastroenterologist and follow their treatment regiment
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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

Vaccination and...: Exercising good hygiene and avoiding risky behavior, e.g. Sexual promiscuity. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more