Dr Jonathan Darby

03 9411 7224 Melbourne

About Dr Jonathan Darby

Dr Jonathan Darby, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.


Infectious Diseases

An infectious disease is one caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoa, or multicellular parasite, which enters the human body. The diseases are usually transmitted by a specific kind of contact, and so are also known as communicable diseases, or transmissible diseases. They are sometimes the cause of disease epidemics. Transmission (passing on) of disease-causing agents (pathogens) can occur in a variety of ways including physical contact between people, contaminated food, body fluids, objects, airborne inhalation, or through organisms (e.g. mosquitoes) which carry the disease. There are numerous common and less common infectious diseases, including measles and influenza, rheumatic fever, tuberculosis, enteric (intestinal) infections, meningococcal disease, hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

Contact Dr Jonathan Darby

03 9417 1479
Ste 3, Lvl 1
77 Victoria Pde
Fitzroy 3065 VIC

77 Victoria Pde VIC 3065 Australia