What is the difference between an infectious and a non-infectious disease?
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"Many diseases are caused by pathogens and are infectious. Many diseases are caused by other factors and are non-infectious. What is the difference between an infectious and a non-infectious disease? Use examples to help your answer."
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
An infectious disease is caused by pathogens. A non-infectious disease is not caused by pathogens, and can be caused by other factors.
Ex: Infectious: The flu, the common cold
Non-infectious: skin cancer, scurvy
- 7 years ago
Infectious - Diseases such as influenza, cold, etc., which are caused due to infectious
agents . An infectious disease is classified as communicable because it can be
transferred from an infected person to a healthy person.
Non-infectious - Diseases such as high blood pressure, cancer, etc., which are
caused by some internal causes such as excessive weight, genetic defects, etc.
These are non communicable because it cannot be transmitted from a diseased
person to a healthy person.