Which one of the following is not a bacterial disease

  1. Cholera
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Anthrax
  4. Influenza

Answer

Influenza is a viral disease caused by myxovirus influenza.

Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The main symptoms of cholera are watery diarrhoea and vomiting. This may result in dehydration and in severe cases it results in grayish-blue skin.

Tuberculosis caused by various strain of Mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosistypically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have its infection cough, sneeze, and transmit respiratory fluids through the air.

Anthrax is an acute disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Most forms of the disease are lathal, and it affects both humans and animals. There are now effective vaccines against anthrax, and some forms of the disease respond well to antibiotic treatment.

Influenza, commonly known as ‘the flu’, is an infectious disease of mammals caused by RNA viruses. The most common symptoms are chills, fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache (often severe), coughing, weakness fatigue and general discomfort.

The correct option is D.

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