A Short Note On Transmissible Infectious Disease And Infectious Diseases

1368 Words Nov 24th, 2014 6 Pages
In today’s fast paced, progress-oriented world, it can be easy to forget that with the progress so many desire, there is a certain level of risk that must be taken. It is not an exaggeration to say that every day a gamble is made with the lives of every human on the planet based on the paths they take either by decisions they make consciously or unintentional situational circumstances. There is a wide range of hazards humans face every day associated with these risks; many of them are unavoidable as they are normal parts of daily life, but there are also those that people choose to face, oftentimes resulting in detriment to their health. Some of the main categories of hazards to human health are biological, physical, and cultural. Widespread infectious disease and the chaos it brings is often looked at as being a relic of past generations overcome by the miracles of modern medicine. However, both transmissible and nontransmissible infectious diseases are still serious biological health threats, particularly in less-developed countries. Transmissible diseases are ones which can be spread from person to another, such as influenza or strep throat. Nontransmissible diseases, on the other hand, are not contagious. They include things such as cancers and asthma. Both types of infectious diseases are caused by pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, or sometimes parasites. There are many ways these pathogens find their way into the bodies of their victims, including through…

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