There are three main causes of infectious diseases: bacteria, viruses, and rickettsia. In addition, there are problems associated with large parasites such as parasitic worms, scabies mites, bovine gadfly larvae, and chigu (sand fleas).
Causes of infectious diseases, prevention of infectious diseases in extreme situations and in the field.
Diseases caused by bacteria include dysentery, cholera, tuberculosis, and diphtheria. Viruses are the cause of what we call the common cold (acute virus-respiratory disease), flu, measles, and polio. Rickettsia microorganisms that are neither bacteria nor viruses cause typhus, tsutsugamushi fever, or akamushi (typhoid jungle), Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
and sanitation, especially with regard to cooking and kitchen and dining utensils.
Based on the book Complete Survival Guide for Extreme Situations, in the Wild, on Land and at Sea.