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Which one of the following is not a viral disease?

  1. Dengue
  2. AIDS
  3. Typhoid
  4. Influenza


Typhoid fever is also known as typhoid. It is a common worldwide bacterial disease transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the faeces of an infected person.

Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever. It is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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 C.