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Infectious Diseases A to Z

Name the infectious disease that corresponds to the hint for each letter of the alphabet.
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Last updated: March 6, 2017
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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
Immunodeficiency caused by HIV
AIDS
B
Killed up to 60% of Europe's population in the 14th century
Bubonic plague
C
Spread through contaminated water, results in severe diarrhoea and vomiting
Cholera
D
Mosquito-borne tropical disease with a characteristic skin rash
Dengue fever
E
Viral haemorrhagic disease spread through body fluids
Ebola
F
Rare prion disease that results in total insomnia
Fatal familial insomnia
G
Relatively common bacterial STI
Gonorrhea
H
Inflammation of the liver, caused by viruses named A to E
Hepatitis
I
Virus commonly known as 'flu'
Influenza
K
Prion disease endemic to Papua New Guinea
Kuru
L
Bacterial disease spread by infected ticks
Lyme disease
M
Mosquito-borne parasitic disease, originally treated with quinine
Malaria
N
Bacterial disease that may be systemic or pulmonary
Nocardiosis
O
Parasitic disease more commonly known as 'river blindness'
Onchocerciasis
P
Inflammation of the lungs, caused by a variety of infectious agents
Pneumonia
Q
Rare bacterial disease spread by domestic animals
Q fever
R
Viral disease historically known as 'hydrophobia'
Rabies
S
Viral disease declared eradicated in 1979 by the WHO
Smallpox
T
Bacterial disease that causes muscle spasms, sometimes known as 'lockjaw'
Tetanus
V
Fungal disease endemic to the southwestern United States
Valley fever
W
Spread by a virus named for an African river
West Nile fever
Y
Mosquito-borne viral tropical disease
Yellow fever
Z
Broad term covering a variety of fungal infections
Zygomycosis
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