Infectious Disease. Infectious Disease. Globally, Infectious disease is still the single most common cause of death in 1993, >16 million people died from infectious diseases Many diseases, previously considered conquered, have once again re-emerged Tuberculosis pneumonia
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Communicable infection - a disease that is transmitted from person to person (NOT necessarily spread by direct contact!)
Noncommunicable infection - a disease that is not directly transmitted from person to person
RabiesWhat is an Infectious disease?
Meningitis, necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease), toxic-shock syndrome, and other diseases Group A Streptococcus (bacterium)
Pertussis (whooping cough) (bacterium)Reemerging
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There are three questions to consider:
1. Investigate reported cases