Avoiding Infectious Diseases
By: Oliver Chapman & Abby Brown
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A person can contract diseases by touching, sneezing, kissing, and blood or fluid exchange. A person can also contract diseases by animal bites, scratches, or handling animal waste. One other way a person can receive a disease is the mother to unborn child via the placenta or vagina during birth.
Ways to prevent sickness include to avoid close contact with people who are sick with diseases that are infectious. Also to stay away from others when you are sick to prevent others from catching it and to stay home when you are sick. Washing your hands often also helps spreading diseases.
Ways to prevent sickness
Ways to prevent sickness from insect bites are to make sure you are up to date on your immunizations. Insects can carry diseases and with keeping up with vaccinations can help prevent you contracting carried diseases. You should also keep your skin covered and use insect repellent that is safe for your skin.
Food and Water Contaminations
Ways to prevent sickness are to make sure foods are properly cooked and to wash your hands often. Another way to prevent the bacteria from contracting is to not touch your eyes, mouth, nose, and any cuts. If you have any you should clean them properly seeing as bacteria can seep into gashes.