In Skyrim, players can be affected by different infectious due to certain vectors (disease mediating entities). Although these infections can be cured but they can weaken your character in certain field till you find a cure.
Most of these diseases are contracted through the traps found in the dungeon. If you are sick, NCPs will indicate it by telling you that you “need to rest” or looks sickly.
Following is a list of diseases, their effects, and vectors found in Skyrim:
Effects -Lock picking and pick pocketing becomes 25% harder.
Vector - Skeever
Bone Break Fever
Effects -Drains 25 points of stamina
Vector -Bear or Traps
Effects -Drains 25 of magicka
Vector -Hargraven or traps
Effects -The rate of stamina regeneration is reduced by 2.5 points
Effects -Your melee weapons effectiveness is reduced by 25%
Vector -Wolf or traps
Effects -One can become a vampire and health is reduced by 25.
Effects - Magicka regeneration rate is reduced by 0.5 points.
Vector - Traps
Read how you can become vampire and cure Vampirism in our Vampire Guide.
Read how you can become Werewolf and cure Lycanthropy in our Werewolf Guide.