Can you give examples of illnesses and diseases?

Dear Friend,

Remember there is a difference between an illness and a disease. It is important to use these words appropriately in a medical context.

Examples of diseases and illnesses:

Disease :

  • Tetanus is disease caused by bacterial toxins.
  • Diphtheria is a severe upper respiratory disease.

Illnesses:

  • Harmful bacteria and viruses are responsible for food borne illnesses.
  • Schizophrenia and depression are the examples of mental illnesses.

Thank you, F, for these examples. Do you have more to add to the list?

Kim

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