Biology - Bacterial Diseases


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  • The following table illustrates the diseases caused by bacteria −

Disease Name Bacteria Name Affected organs
Cholera Vibrio cholerae Small intestine
Anthrax Bacillus Anthrasis Skin, lung, and bowel disease
Diphtheria Corynebacterium diphtheriae Mucous membranes of your nose and throat
Leprosy Mycobacterium leprae Skin
Botulism Clostridium botulinum
Syphilis Treponema pallidum Genital part, lips, mouth, or anus
Tetanus Clostridium tetani Muscle (affected), nervous system
Trachoma Chlamydia trachomatis Eye
Tuberculosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis Lungs
Typhoid fever Salmonella typhi Almost of whole part of the body
Whooping cough Bordetella pertussis

Some Other Diseases

Disease Name Caused by Affected organs
Athlete’s foot Epidermophyton floccosum (fungi) Skin on the feet
Malaria Plasmodium vivax (Protozoa)
Amoebic dysentery Entamoeba histolytica Intestine
Filariasis Roundworms Lymph vessels
Hookworm disease Ancylostoma duodenale Intestine and lungs
Roundworm disease Ascaris lumbricoides Intestine
Blood fluke disease Schistossoma mansoni Skin, lymph, liver, and spleen


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