November 4, 2015
A disease is a kind of sickness. If a disease is contagious, you can get that type of sickness from other people. Not all types of disease are contagious. Some diseases are common and not life-threatening, but other diseases are very serious and can kill you.
- Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people.
- Elderly people might get Alzheimer's disease. It's not a contagious disease.
- A virus that causes a disease is infectious. (You can get from other people.)
- AIDS is a disease that develops from the HIV virus.
- The measles is a contagious disease.
- Ebola is a very dangerous disease. You can catch it from other people.
- Tuberculosis is a common disease in some third world countries.
- Malaria is a disease spread by mosquitoes.
- Cardiovascular disease is not infectious. (This is a disease that affects your heart.)
- It's important to pay attention to reports of any new diseases.
- To help prevent the spread of a disease, you should always wash your hands.
- Brush and floss your teeth to prevent gum disease.
He's dying from an incurable disease.
The word "diseased" is an adjective:
- I have a diseased tree in my front yard. The tree has to come down.
- If your kidneys are diseased, you might require dialysis treatments.
- Richard is going to die because he has a diseased liver.
These trees look as though they are diseased.
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