Consider the following diseases:
1. Leptospirosis
2. Hansen’s disease
3. Diphtheria
4. Anthrax

Which among the above is / are caused by bacteria?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

  • The common name of Hansen’s disease is leprosy caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
  • Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease caused by bacteria Leptospira that affects both humans and animals.
  • Diphtheria is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
  • Anthrax is an acute disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.

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