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How does the transmission of each of the following diseases take place?
(a) Amoebiasis
(b) Malaria
(c) Ascariasis
(d) Pneumonia

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Causative organism

Mode of transmission


Entamoeba histolytica

It is a vector-borne disease that spreads by the means of contaminated food and water. The vector involved in the transmission of this disease is the housefly.


Plasmodium sp.

It is a vector-borne disease that spreads by the biting of the female Anopheles mosquito.


Ascaris lumbricoides

It spreads via contaminated food and water.


Streptococcus pneumoniae

It spreads by the sputum of an infected person.

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