Communicable Diseases

The Spread of Diseases

Communicable diseases are spread from one person to another, or maybe from an animal to a person. It can happen through air, bacteria, or through blood and viruses. Communicable diseases are very contagious and common around the world.



Examples of Communicable Diseases:

-Hepatitis

-STD

-HIV/AIDS

-Tuberculosis

Some communicable diseases are able to be prevented with vaccines. However, around 42,000 adults die each year from vaccine-preventable communicable diseases. Around 300 children die from theses diseases as well.

How to Prevent Diseases from Spreading

Infectious diseases can be prevented by getting vaccinated, washing your hands, keeping personal items to yourself, and avoiding contact with others when you're sick. Communicable diseases can be spread in many different ways. To prevent spreading a disease when you're sick, avoid physical contact with others.