Infection

A picture of Malaria—a type of infectious disease

Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents. The disease is caused by the invading agents multiplying. As they multiply, they produce toxins and damage host tissues.[1][2] Infectious disease, also known as 'transmissible disease' or 'communicable disease', is illness resulting from an infection.

Common infectious diseases

Diseases caused by bacteria

Diseases caused by viruses

Diseases caused by fungus

Diseases caused by parasites

Diseases caused by proteins

  • Prions are proteins which act as infectious diseases.

Diseases caused by many infectious agents

Some infections are caused by different infectious agents at different times. For example, some diarrhea is caused by bacteria. Some is caused by viruses.

This is a very short list. There are many more diseases from infection and other causes: common diseases.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Infeksie
Alemannisch: Infektion
العربية: عدوى
aragonés: Infección
অসমীয়া: সংক্ৰমণ
Aymar aru: Añata
azərbaycanca: İnfeksiya
বাংলা: সংক্রমণ
беларуская: Інфекцыя
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Інфэкцыя
български: Инфекция
bosanski: Infekcija
català: Infecció
Cymraeg: Haint
dansk: Infektion
Deutsch: Infektion
Ελληνικά: Λοίμωξη
English: Infection
español: Infección
Esperanto: Infekto
euskara: Infekzio
فارسی: عفونت
Gaeilge: Ionfhabhtú
galego: Infección
한국어: 감염
հայերեն: Վարակ
हिन्दी: संक्रमण
hrvatski: Zaraza
Ido: Infekto
Bahasa Indonesia: Infeksi
íslenska: Smitun
italiano: Infezione
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸೋಂಕು
ქართული: ინფექცია
қазақша: Жұқтыру
Kiswahili: Maambukizo
Kreyòl ayisyen: Enfeksyon
Кыргызча: Инфекция
Latina: Contagio
latviešu: Infekcija
lietuvių: Infekcija
Limburgs: Infectie
magyar: Fertőzés
Bahasa Melayu: Jangkitan
Nederlands: Infectie
日本語: 感染
norsk: Infeksjon
norsk nynorsk: Infeksjon
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Infeksiya
پنجابی: انفیکشن
polski: Zakażenie
português: Infecção
română: Infecție
русский: Инфекция
Scots: Infection
sicilianu: Nfizzioni
slovenščina: Okužba
کوردی: تەشەنا
српски / srpski: Инфекција
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Infekcija
suomi: Infektio
svenska: Infektion
Tagalog: Pagkakahawa
українська: Інфекція
اردو: انفیکشن
Tiếng Việt: Nhiễm trùng
ייִדיש: אינפעקציע
粵語: 感染
中文: 感染
डोटेली: सरुवा रोग
Lingua Franca Nova: Infeta