Communicable diseases transfer form one person to other but non-communicable diseases don't, these are limited in the sufferers only.

Diarrhea refers to the gastrointestinal infection in which there is frequent and excessive discharge of watery stool.

Amoebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery are the two types of dysentery.

The name of the germ that causes Amoebic dysentery is Entamoeba Histolytica.

Vibro Cholera is the name of the germ that causes cholera.

The intestinal disease that is caused by roundworm is called ascariasis.

Lack of proper cleanliness and health awareness are the main causes behind ascariasis.

Diarrhea is a gastro-intestinal disease. It refers to the condition in which there is frequent and abnormally watery bowel movement. Gartner bacillus, Enterides and E. coli are the main germs that carry diarrhea. It is transmitted through fecal-oral route with the help of contaminated food and water. Flies are common vectors. The following are the three main symptoms of diarrhea: -

  1. Abdominal pain and frequent discharges of watery stool
  2. Weakness and cramping of muscles
  3. Dehydration and fainting

Cholera is an acute form of gastro-intestinal disorder in which there is frequent discharge of watery stool accompanied by vomiting. Cholera is brought by germ known as ‘Vibrio Cholera'. The disease occurs due to poor sanitation and also through contaminated food and water.

  1. Frequent watery stools without abdominal pain
  2. Vomiting
  3. Acute dehydration
  4. Little or no urination
  5. Low blood pressure

Preventive measures:

  1. Wash hands before meal
  2. Use latrine
  3. Control pollution
  4. Protect food from flies
  5. Use safe water