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    Why are the names of diseases not capitalized?

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    Re: head of school

    I would suggest that they're not proper nouns and therefore normal rules of English apply.

    Exceptions are where the didease is named after its discoverer or early sufferer, such as:

    Creuzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD). Meuniere's Syndrome. Non Hodgkinson's lymphoma.

    Influenza, pneumonia, cancer etc are not named after an individual.


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