Here are some common types of infectious diseases. Learn how they are spread and the ways to avoid infection.
Infectious diseases are diseases caused by living organisms like viruses and bacteria. Described as contagious, they can be passed from person to person through body secretions, insects or other means. Examples are SARS, influenza, the common cold, tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis A and B.
Diseases spread from animals to humans, such as avian influenza, are known as zoonotic diseases.
Many contagious diseases are preventable with vaccines. There is no reason why you should suffer from severe complications these diseases can cause. Learn more about vaccinations.
According to the Infectious Disease Act, it is compulsory for parents or guardians to ensure that their children are vaccinated against diphtheria and measles.
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