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Infections and infectious diseases

Infectious diseases arise as a result of infection with a pathogen. Depending on the type of pathogen, infections can be divided into four types: bacterial, viral, mycotic, and protozoan. Mycotic infection means “caused by fungi”. Protozoan infections involve infection with single-celled parasites. This type of disease includes malaria, for example