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Is a stroke a disease?

A stroke is not, in itself, a disease. Some diseases or conditions can increase the risk for a stroke. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, sickle cell anemia, malaria, heart disease, and diabetes can all contribute to a stroke. You cannot catch a stroke from another person, and it is not caused by viruses or bacteria.

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