Common Communicable Diseases
Here are 3 common communicable diseases
How do I get it: By being around people with the chicken pox.
Symptoms: Vomiting, fever, red bumps, and itching.
How to get rid of it: Take oatmeal baths and use Anti-itch lotions.
Possible Symptoms: Brain swelling, pneumonia, and skin infection.
Fun Facts: Chickenpox can last up to a week.
It's okay to itch when the red bumps fall off.
How do I get it: Usually in the winter by being cooped up indoors all the time.
What is it: A Respiratory illness caused by Influenza viruses.
Symptoms: Fevers, tiredness, aches, stuffy noses, upset stomachs, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea.
How do I get rid of it: Get vaccinated every few days, or a nasal spray, Stay warm and positive, and drink lots of water.
Fun Facts: Last up to a week
Symptoms: Coughing followed by a whoop, runny nose, sneezing, and turning purple or red. Coughing can last up to 1 minute.
How do I get rid of it: get the vaccine.
Things to watch out for: Infants don't whoop, instead they gasp for air and may stop breathing.
Fun facts: More likely to get it between ages 11-18
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