Air borne, Vector Borne and Food Borne Infections

Consumption of contaminated foods or beverages generally leads to foodborne diseases. The initial symptoms may occur within minutes to weeks and regularly occur like flu-like symptoms. Symptoms of infected person are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or fever as the symptoms are flu-like many people may not recognize that the sickness is caused by bacteria or other contaminant in food. Airborne diseases are caused by pathogens that can be transmitted via air. When an infected person sneezes, coughs or talks, spewing nasal and throat secretions into the air airborne diseases can be usually spread. Tuberculosis (TB) is primarily an airborne disease which is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread person-to-person via air. This bacterium mainly affects the lungs, but may adversely affect other organs.

  • Typhoid
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Campylobacter
  • Giardiasis
  • Marburg viruses
  • Diphtheria
  • Diphtheria

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