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    Please help!For the following diseases, explain which groups of people are more prone to suffer from them and why. Use an example for each.1) Bacterial2) Viral3) Fungal4) Parasitic5) Genetic6) Auto-immune7) Lifestyle
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    Please help!For the following diseases, explain which groups of people are more prone to suffer from them and why. Use an example for each.1) Bacterial2) Viral3) Fungal4) Parasitic5) Genetic6) Auto-immune7) Lifestyle
    This is very broad, since the question is assuming most of these diseases share the same methods of infection.

    Most pathogens tend to have more success infecting the extreme ends of the age spectrum, the young children and the older generation. It also depends on a number of other factors including the climate (cold-causing viruses have larger success in the winter), the healthcare/welfare of the country they live in, how quickly the pathogen can spread/replicate ect.

    Genetic diseases are more common in parental carriers of deficient genes, this obviously increases if both of the parents carries deficient genes. This is even more likely if the population of that area/country have high birth rates and a high number of carriers. Here's a quick link to some risk factors for auto-immune disease: http://www.everydayhealth.com/autoim...k-factors.aspx
 
 
 
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