Which of the following diseases are caused by bacterial infection?

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. Dengue
  3. Japanese encephalitis
  4. Chickenpox
  5. Diphtheria
  6. Jaundice

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [B] 1 & 5 Only

Tuberculosis is caused by bacterial infection which mainly affects lungs.  BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis.
Dengu fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes, which normally bites during the day time. It mainly affects liver. No vaccination is available for it.
Diphtheria is caused by bacterial infection, and is usually spread between people by direct contact or through the air effecting mainly throat and sometimes the tonsils in the body.
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the viral infection and mainly damages nervous system of the body. Vaccination is available for it.
Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease mainly effecting liver of the body. Vaccination is available for it.
Jaundice is a viral disease caused by hepatitis C virus which leads to inflamation of liver increasing excretion of bilirubin

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