List of Human Diseases Caused By Bacteria and Viruses

DiseaseCausing AgentInfection / Transmission
AIDSHuman T -cell Leukemia Virus HTLV-IIIblood and sperms , thru sexual contact homo or heterosexual)
AscariasisAscaris lumbricoidesraw vegetables infected with eggs
Athletes’ FootTrichophytonbad foot hygiene
Bacillary DysenteryShigella Dysenterieflies, food, faeces
BotulismClostridium botulinumfood poisoning
ChickenpoxVaricella Viruscontact
CholeraVaribrio Choleraeflies, food , faeces, carriers
Common ColdRhino Viruscontact
DengueDengue Virus (arbovirus)Aedes Mosquito
DiarrheaGiardia intestinaliscontaminated stools
DiphtheriaCorynebacterium diptheriae ( Bacteria)contact
FilariasisWuchereria bancroftimosquito, infection in lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels
GonorrhoeaDiplococcus ( Neisseria gonorrhoeae)sexual intercourse
HerpesHerps Viruscontact
Hook worm diseaseAncylostoma Duedenalefaiseces and walking barefoot.
Influenza FluOrthomixoviruscontact
kala azarLeishmania Donovaniinfected sand fly
LeprosyMycobacterium LepraeLong and close contact
MeaslesMeasles virus (ParaMyxoVirus)contact
MumpsMumps Virus (Paramyxovirus)contact, virus in saliva spreads
oriental SoreLeishmania Tropicainfected sand fly
Pinworm DiseaseEnterobius Vermicularis caecumingestion of eggs contaminated food
PlagueYersinia PestisRat Flea
PneumoniaDiplococcus pneumoniaebacteria transmission by contact.
PoliomyelitisPolio Virus or Enterovirushouseflies, food and water
Rabiesrhabdovirusmad dog bites
RingwormMicrosporum Trichophytoncats and dogs
Septic Sore ThroatStreptococcus Bacteriacontact
Sleeping SicknessTryponosoma Bruceireaches lymph nodes via transmission thru fly bites
SmallpoxVariola Viruscontact
SyphilisTreponema Palladiumdirect contact mainly sex
TBMycobacterium tuberculosisBacteria transmission by cough
TetanusClostidium tetanibacteria in soil thru wounds
TyphoidSalmonella TyphiFlies, food etc.
VaginatisTrichomonas VaginalisFemale Vaginal tracts, Male Urinary Tract both may be infected during coitus
Viral Encephelitisarbovirusmosquito Bite
Whooping coughHameophilius Pertussiscoughing and sneezing


  1. hemant

    August 31, 2009 at 4:04 am

    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

    December 10, 2009 at 10:26 am

    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

    August 3, 2010 at 5:44 am

    can u give me information on aids

  4. Ola

    June 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the enumeration

  5. Ayesha

    June 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Hi sir iam Ayesha begam thanks for ur prestigious valuable work

  6. ruf rider

    June 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    dis is gud but i cant view d full table

  7. Nandeesh

    August 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Dear sir,

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

  8. trupti

    November 8, 2011 at 9:27 am

    it is really amazing it helped me a lot thanks

  9. dishu

    December 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

    waht is the symptom of aids

  10. shweta

    December 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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

    • adarsh srivastava

      March 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      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

  11. gunjan

    January 14, 2012 at 1:09 am

    mode of transmission is not viewing well .

  12. mayur Trivedi

    January 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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

  13. shipra

    May 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    its realy nice thanks so much

  14. monu

    May 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

    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

    December 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    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

    December 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

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

  17. aira

    July 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    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

    July 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    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

    August 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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


    March 31, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I hope this helps me better……….

  21. Insert your name here

    April 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    It would be better if it also told the symptoms

  22. Abhishek

    July 31, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    it would be better if the symptoms were added too

  23. Arfat

    November 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Would be better if the symptoms were listed as well…

  24. Jayesh

    December 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    want symptoms and preventions also

  25. vivekshadev

    December 16, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    its very helpful 4 s2dnts

  26. rohelyn

    December 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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

  27. raymond

    April 21, 2015 at 1:50 am

    tis iz realy gud it helped me a lot

  28. Saba Navi

    April 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

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

  29. Saba Navi

    April 22, 2015 at 5:21 pm

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

    Thank you very much.

  30. pragyashree

    May 30, 2015 at 10:10 am

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

  31. ankesh

    June 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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

  32. shaifali

    July 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    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 !

  33. EKEH, E. O

    August 3, 2015 at 8:45 am

    i appreciate u, my tutors online…

  34. dr.murthy

    August 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    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

      August 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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

  35. Bikram Sil

    September 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    This one is the best for our science carrer…Sir


    April 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm


  37. Jonny Carol

    August 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Dear sir the table is incomplete

  38. Jonny Carol

    August 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Who is the man ^??

  39. Balakant Jha

    December 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve read a dozen books on the subject but never got so much elaborative information on bacterial and viruses infections …

  40. Ainn

    February 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    thanks, it helped me a lot! but you could work on presentation :P

  41. anus

    April 19, 2018 at 12:27 am

    is athletes foot a virus or bacteria


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *