Common cold differs from pneumonia in, that:

1. Pneumonia is a communicable disease, whereas common cold is a nutritional deficiency disease
2. Pneumonia can be prevented by a live attenuated bacterial vaccine, whereas the common cold has no effective vaccine
3. Common cold is caused by a virus, while Pneumonia is caused by a bacterium.
4. Pneumonia pathogen infects alveoli whereas common cold affects the nose and the respiratory passage but not the lungs

Subtopic:  Pneumonia & Related Questions | Common Cold & Malaria Introduction |
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Which one of the following options gives the correct matching of a disease with its causative
organism and mode of infection:

Disease

Causative Organisms

Mode of Infection

1.

Malaria

Plasmodium vivax

Bite of male Anopheles mosquito

2.

Typhoid

Salmonella typhi

With inspired air

3.

Pneumonia

Streptococcus pneumonia

Droplet infection

4.

Elephantiasis

Wuchereria bancrofti

With infected water and food

Subtopic:  Pneumonia & Related Questions |
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