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Differentiate between acute and chronic diseases and classify the following diseases into these two groups: elephantiasis , dysentery , measles ,



Acute illnesses most often begin abruptly and last only a short time.chronic illnesses takes more time to recover..

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Acute disease
1.These last for only short period of time
2. these donot cause long term bad effect on human health
3. Example include cold, cough, typhoid, cholera, etc.
chronic disease
1.these last for long time, even as much as life time
2. these causes drastic long term effects on human health.
3.examples include elephantiasis , cardiovascular disease, tuberculosis, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, etc.
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