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


  • hemant

    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.

    • Cakssff Othman

      Yes. Sir, I think you should mention it.

  • Amit Khare

    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..

  • Anonymous

    can u give me information on aids

  • Ola

    Thanks for the enumeration

  • Ayesha

    Hi sir iam Ayesha begam thanks for ur prestigious valuable work

  • ruf rider

    dis is gud but i cant view d full table

  • Nandeesh

    Dear sir,

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

  • trupti

    it is really amazing it helped me a lot thanks

  • dishu

    waht is the symptom of aids

  • shweta

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

    • adarsh srivastava

      Aids is a syndrome mean this wouldn’t cause symptoms of any specific disease it will give various symptoms related to git kidney lungs etc

  • gunjan

    mode of transmission is not viewing well .

  • mayur Trivedi

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

  • shipra

    its realy nice thanks so much

  • monu

    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…

  • Mary the cutie :3

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

  • Mary the cutie :3

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

  • aira

    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

  • Showkat Ahmad Shah

    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

  • spoorti gundupkar

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


    I hope this helps me better……….

  • Insert your name here

    It would be better if it also told the symptoms

  • Abhishek

    it would be better if the symptoms were added too

  • Arfat

    Would be better if the symptoms were listed as well…

  • Jayesh

    want symptoms and preventions also

  • vivekshadev

    its very helpful 4 s2dnts

  • rohelyn

    thanks !!!! :) it helped me in my assignment

  • raymond

    tis iz realy gud it helped me a lot

  • Saba Navi

    This is really helpful information for my project FA .I got full marks
    Thank you very much

  • Saba Navi

    Thus is really very helpful in my FA.
    I got full marks because of this.

    Thank you very much.

  • pragyashree

    sir, its really good but u should also post the preventive measures of these diseases

  • ankesh

    thanks all of you for helping me in science,specially my sir

  • shaifali

    a big thank 2 u sir 4 giving such a great knowledge but it would have been better if u would have specified the causative pathogen 2 .

    thanks a lot .
    bye !

  • EKEH, E. O

    i appreciate u, my tutors online…

  • dr.murthy

    I appreciate the effort. but I think you need to include the parasitic disease also which are more common in India. like Malaria, worm infestations etc. because the rural anemia is a big problem in India, caused by hook worm infestation transmitted by out door defecation
    good job..

    • dr.murthy

      Correction. Sorry. worm infestations are there. but Malaria is not included.

  • Bikram Sil

    This one is the best for our science carrer…Sir