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Match the disease with the organisms which cause them.
  1. Vibrio cholerae
  2. Streptococcus
  3. Yersinia pestis
  4. Mycobacterium


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Cholera is a water-borne disease caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. Pneumonia is an air-borne disease and is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and spread by infected fleas which infest the fur of small animals. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and spreads through air.

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