The Top 5 Most Common Causes of Death by Infectious Disease

  Cause of Death Approx Number of Deaths
1 Lower respitory infections 3,871,000
2 HIV/AIDS 2,866,000
3 Diarrhoea 2,001,000
4 Tuberculosis 1,644,000
5 Malaria 1,124,000
Tags: Death Statistics, Health Statistics, Top 5 Most

Sources:  WHO World Health Report 2002

List Notes: Including Parasites
Most Common Causes of Death by Infectious Disease
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