Overview of diseases

Flu, measles, HIV/AIDS and borreliosis are communicable or infectious diseases, while diabetes, asthma and cardivascular disease are noncommunicable. Here you can find out more about various diseases.

Below you’ll find an overview of the diseases we focus on. We concentrate on the areas stipulated by the political authorities, so there are many diseases you won’t find here.

Infectious disease (communicable diseases)

Different pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, can trigger infectious diseases (also known as communicable diseases). This section contains systematic descriptions of each major infectious disease with information on its transmission path, symptoms, distribution, frequency and prevention.

Non-communicable diseases

This group includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, mental disorders and rare (orphan) diseases.

You’ll find everything related to preventive and prophylactic healthcare in the Healthy Living section.

Overview of diseases with descriptions

Last modification 11.01.2019

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