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Selected infectious diseases of viral or bacterial origin

Author: Vanda Boštíková, Pavel Boštík, Miloslav Salavec, Petr Prášil

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Infectious diseases caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. Signs and symptoms vary depending on the organism causing the infection. Many infectious diseases can be prevented by vaccines.