Some Important Diseases in Public Health

Father of Public Health: Cholera

Barometer of Social Welfare: Tuberculosis

Slims’ Disease: HIV/AIDS

Black Sickness: Kala Azar (Leishmaniasis)

Black Death: Plague

Cerebrospinal fever: Meningococcal meningitis

Break-bone fever: Dengue

Monkey fever/ disease: KFD (Kyasanur Forest Disease)

5-day fever: Trench fever

8th day disease: Tetanus neonatorum

100-day cough: Pertussis (Whooping cough)

Koch’s Phenomenon: Tuberculosis

Hansen’s disease: Leprosy

Rubeola: Measles

Rubella: German measles

Rubula: Mumps

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