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What is Disease? Explain the Types of Diseases.

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When a person is affected by a disease either the functioning or the appearance of one or more systems of the body will change for the worse.

Types of Diseases 

(i) Acute Diseases : Acute diseases which last for only very short period of time and affect body suddenly and quickly. E.g., Cold, cough, typhoid etc. 

(ii) Chronic Diseases : The diseases which last for a long time, even as much as a life time, are called chronic diseases. E.g., Diabetes, tuberculosis, elephantiasis etc.

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