Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases are those that are transferred from one human being to another or from one animal to man, either directly (by coughing or sneezing), or through vectors (living organisms such as insects)

Examples: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, Covid, Dengue and the flu.

Communicable diseases disproportionately affect communities with limited resources and are linked to a complex array of overlapping health determinants, such as the availability of clean water and basic sanitation, housing conditions, climate change risks, sociocultural factors and poverty, among others