Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by I'm the boss)
    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
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: February 26, 2016

University open days

  1. University of Bradford
    University-wide Postgraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  2. University of Buckingham
    Psychology Taster Tutorial Undergraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  3. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Campus Visit Undergraduate
    Wed, 1 Aug '18
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.