5 Minute Learning Series: Human Diseases

By Ashutosh Yadav|Updated : April 15th, 2021

In this 5-minute read article, you will find a list of diseases the causative agents that cause them. Such questions have been often asked in the state competitive examinations and are indispensable in covering general science syllabus.

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Human Diseases

Causative Agent



Diphtheria, Gonorrhoea, Meningitis, Cholera, Leprosy, Typhoid, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Plague, Whooping Cough, Pneumonia


Chicken Pox, Small Pox, Measle, Mumps, AIDS, Yellow fever, Influenza, Dengue fever, Rabies, Polio-meritis phelebotomus


Malaria, Sleeping sickness, Kala-azar, Leishmaniasis, Amoebic dysentery


Athlete's foot, Ringworms, Madura foot, Dhobi's itch


Filaria, Tapeworm and Hookworm transmission

Let's see a question on diseases now:

Q. Which of the following is a fungal disease?

  1. Dermatitis
  2. Cholera
  3. Jaundice
  4. Indigofera

Answer: A

Solution: Dermatitis is a fungal disease, a group of disease that results in inflammation of the skin. It is also known as eczema. Itchiness, red skin and rashes are the character of these diseases.
A dermatitis is a group of skin conditions that includes atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.

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