Which among the following diseases is not caused by Bacteria?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

1. Malaria

2. Anthrax

3. Tetanus

4. Cholera

The microscopic, single-celled organisms that exist in their millions, in every environment, both inside and outside other organisms are called bacteria. Not all bacteria are harmful, some of them serve a useful purpose.

Answer: Malaria is not caused by Bacteria.

It is a mosquito-borne disease that affects humans as well as other animals. Its symptoms include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. If the condition worsen, it can cause jaundice, seizures, coma, or death. The bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes spread malaria. It is caused by single-celled microorganisms of the plasmodium group. After the mosquito bite, the parasites are introduced to the person’s blood from the mosquito’s saliva.

Symptoms of Malaria

The symptoms of malaria are:

  • fever and chills

  • nausea and vomiting

  • weakness

  • body aches

  • a higher breathing rate, etc.

Prevention from Malaria

Following steps should be taken to prevent the spread of malaria:

  • Use of mosquito nets over beds.

  • Use of insect repellents.

  • Wear long sleeve clothes to cover the skin.

  • Keep the surroundings neat and clean.

  • Take anit-malarial tablets based on the prescription.

  • Apply sunscreen first and then use an insect repellent.


Which among the following diseases is not caused by Bacteria?

Out of the given option, malaria is the correct answer.

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