Classification Of Communicable Disease
Epidemiologic classification of communicable diseases based on the mode of transmission of the infectious agent, communicable diseases can be classified as:
· Waterborne diseases: transmitted by ingestion of contaminated water.
· Food borne diseases: transmitted by the ingestion of contaminated food.
· Airborne diseases: transmitted through the air.
· Vector-borne diseases: transmitted by vectors, such as mosquitoes and flies.
An indirect transmission of an infectious agent that occurs when a vehicle (or fomite) touches a person’s body or is ingested.