List of Human Diseases Caused By Bacteria and Viruses - General Knowledge Today

List of Human Diseases Caused By Bacteria and Viruses

List of Human Disease Caused By Virus & Bacteria

Causing Agent
Infection / Transmission
AIDS Human T -cell Leukemia Virus HTLV-III blood and sperms , thru sexual contact homo or heterosexual)
Ascariasis Ascaris lumbricoides raw vegetables infected with eggs
Athletes' Foot Trichophyton bad foot hygiene
Bacillary Dysentery Shigella Dysenterie flies, food, faeces
Botulism Clostridium botulinum food poisoning
Chickenpox Varicella Virus contact
Cholera Varibrio Cholerae flies, food , faeces, carriers
Common Cold Rhino Virus contact
Dengue Dengue Virus (arbovirus) Aedes Mosquito
Diarrhea Giardia intestinalis contaminated stools
Diphtheria Corynebacterium diptheriae ( Bacteria) contact
Filariasis Wuchereria bancrofti mosquito, infection in lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels
Gonorrhoea Diplococcus ( Neisseria gonorrhoeae) sexual intercourse
Herpes Herps Virus contact
Hook worm disease Ancylostoma Duedenale faiseces and walking barefoot.
Influenza Flu Orthomixovirus contact
kala azar Leishmania Donovani infected sand fly
Leprosy Mycobacterium Leprae Long and close contact
Measles Measles virus (ParaMyxoVirus) contact
Mumps Mumps Virus (Paramyxovirus) contact, virus in saliva spreads
oriental Sore Leishmania Tropica infected sand fly
Pinworm Disease Enterobius Vermicularis caecum ingestion of eggs contaminated food
Plague Yersinia Pestis Rat Flea
Pneumonia Diplococcus pneumoniae bacteria transmission by contact.
Poliomyelitis Polio Virus or Enterovirus houseflies, food and water
Rabies rhabdovirus mad dog bites
Ringworm Microsporum Trichophyton cats and dogs
Septic Sore Throat Streptococcus Bacteria contact
Sleeping Sickness Tryponosoma Brucei reaches lymph nodes via transmission thru fly bites
Smallpox Variola Virus contact
Syphilis Treponema Palladium direct contact mainly sex
TB Mycobacterium tuberculosis Bacteria transmission by cough
Tetanus Clostidium tetani bacteria in soil thru wounds
Typhoid Salmonella Typhi Flies, food etc.
Vaginatis Trichomonas Vaginalis Female Vaginal tracts, Male Urinary Tract both may be infected during coitus
Viral Encephelitis arbovirus mosquito Bite
Whooping cough Hameophilius Pertussis coughing and sneezing
Last Updated: November 22, 2013



  1. hemant says:

    Hi Sir,
    This is really good , in addition you could also mention the type of causative organism (bacteria, virus, worms etc.) in the causative agents as it will be difficult to identify the type of organism from their names.

  2. Amit Khare says:

    I appreciate the comprehensive nature of the above article; nevertheless listing the name of the causative agent (viz. bacteria/virus) would have made it much more useful..

  3. Anonymous says:

    can u give me information on aids

  4. Ola says:

    Thanks for the enumeration

  5. Ayesha says:

    Hi sir iam Ayesha begam thanks for ur prestigious valuable work

  6. ruf rider says:

    dis is gud but i cant view d full table

  7. Nandeesh says:

    Dear sir,

    Thanks for the information sir,you have made the good work for the sake of others...

  8. trupti says:

    it is really amazing it helped me a lot thanks

  9. dishu says:

    waht is the symptom of aids

  10. shweta says:

    symptoms of aids are...!
    fever ...
    nd aftr fever some discomfortablities nd some diseases..

  11. gunjan says:

    mode of transmission is not viewing well .

  12. mayur Trivedi says:

    i am mayur, i am doing a project regarding these microorganisms.... the article is good for acquiring basic information.

  13. shipra says:

    its realy nice thanks so much

  14. monu says:

    Respected Sir,
    Thanks for providing latest and explained information about current happenings and for Quiz section which shows mirror to our preparation. Thank you very much...

  15. Mary the cutie :3 says:

    Its nice to know these diseases because we can be aware that may be we have one of these diseases

  16. Mary the cutie :3 says:

    can u even discuss about the diseases specificaly?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  17. aira says:

    dear sir,could u just wrote it whether bacteria or virus? Btw,it's very excellent job. I learn alot of disease and it transmission

  18. Showkat Ahmad Shah says:

    Dear sir

    I thanks to the all above personalities for this vulauble information and I personally made thanks
    Showkat Ahmad Shah

    M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

  19. spoorti gundupkar says:

    thank u sir it helped me in my project work thank a lot


    I hope this helps me better..........

  21. Insert your name here says:

    It would be better if it also told the symptoms

  22. Abhishek says:

    it would be better if the symptoms were added too