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Class 10 Class 12

Ringworm in humans is caused by 

  • Bacteria 

  • fungi 

  • nematodes

  • viruses


B.

fungi 

Ringworm refers to fungal infections that are on the surface of the skin. Although the world is full of yeasts, moulds and fungi, only a few cause skin problems. These agents are called the dermatophytes. Some common dermatophytic fungi are Trichophyton rubrum, T. tensurans, T. interdigitale, T. mentagrophytes, Microsporum, Canis and Epidermophyton floccosum.

Ringworm refers to fungal infections that are on the surface of the skin. Although the world is full of yeasts, moulds and fungi, only a few cause skin problems. These agents are called the dermatophytes. Some common dermatophytic fungi are Trichophyton rubrum, T. tensurans, T. interdigitale, T. mentagrophytes, Microsporum, Canis and Epidermophyton floccosum.

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What is disease ?

Malfunctioning of one or more organs characterised by signs and symptoms is called disease.
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What is the significance of ‘Typhoid Mary’ ?

Typhoid Mary was a Typhoid carrier who continued to spread typhoid for several years through food she prepared.
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Name three important aspects to maintain good health.

(i) Balanced diet (ii) Personal hygiene and (iii) Regular exercise.
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What is health ?

It is a state of complete, physical, mental and social well being of a person.
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List advantages of good health.

Healthy people are more efficient and productive. good health also brings prosperity and people live long. It also reduces infant and maternal mortality.
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