Infectious and Non-Infectious Disease

Source:  Infectious and Non-Infectious Disease    Tag:  non infectious disease list
- Can be passed from 1 person to another or from an animal to a person. (Zoonotic Disease)
- Requires a pathogen. (organism that is passed from one individual to another that causes the disease)
- Can be transmitted via - saliva, touching surface, breathing in organism, eating contaminated food/drink, sexual contact.
- Types of Pathogens - Bacteria: Single called organism, reproduce asexually. Kill by antibiotics.

- Cannot be passed from 1 person to another
- Usually genetic or lifestyle.
- Genetic diseases caused by a fault in your DNA, which can occur from birth or develop later in life.
- Lifestyle diseases include things such as: Diet related diseases, diseases caused by smoking, over exposure to UV light
- Mental Disorders.