What are some human diseases caused by bacteria and what are their respective modes of transmission?

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The main human bacterial infections transmitted by respiratory secretions (sneezes, cough) and saliva drops are: bacterial pneumonias, tuberculosis, whooping cough (pertussis), diphtheria, bacterial meningitis. Main bacterial diseases transmitted by blood or sexual contact are: gonorrhea, syphilis. Main bacterial diseases transmitted by animal vectors are: bubonic plague, endemic typhus, leptospirosis. Some bacterial diseases transmitted through fecal-oral route and contaminated food are: cholera, typhoid fever. Other important bacterial infections: Hansen's disease, possibly transmitted by saliva drops and contact with injured skin and mucosae; trachoma, eye disease transmitted by ocular secretions; tetanus, transmitted when the etiological agent enters the body through skin wounds. 

Dipti KC
May 29, 2023
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