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 An illness that can affect a human, plant or animal's body and/or mind. The condition is usually caused by an infection, inflammation, genetic defects or environmental factors.
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In occurdance with The World Health Organization health is "a state of complete physical, mental and socail well-being, not merely the absence of disease" so although disease is often described as the opposite to health it is in fact&nbsp;an illness that can affect a human, plant or animal's body and/or mind. The condition is usually caused by an infection, inflammation, genetic defects or environmental factors.<ref name="Article">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299105/</ref>
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Revision as of 14:07, 2 December 2015

In occurdance with The World Health Organization health is "a state of complete physical, mental and socail well-being, not merely the absence of disease" so although disease is often described as the opposite to health it is in fact an illness that can affect a human, plant or animal's body and/or mind. The condition is usually caused by an infection, inflammation, genetic defects or environmental factors.[1]


  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299105/
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