STOP THE SPREAD

HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE AT OUR SCHOL

1. Eliminate the source of the pathogen

Throw away spoiled food, drain pond with contaminated water, and quarantine


BY FRANCIS,LUPE, DAVID,XAVIER

EXAMPLES

Handle and dispose of body fluids appropriately

Properly and promptly clean up blood, vomit, or feces

Dispose of body fluid in special containers

Safely handle and dispose of contaminated items

Sterilize needles and other equipment

Never reuse sharp items – dispose in sealed containers

2. Keep food safe

Cook foods to the proper temperatures

Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold

Refrigerate leftovers

Throw away food that looks or smells spoiled

Don’t use the same cutting board to cut raw meat and then cut vegetables or other foods

3. Protect yourself

Wash your hands frequently

Always use sterile equipment

Bandage wounds immediately

Wear latex gloves when cleaning blood/other body fluid

Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when around people who are ill.

Never share needles for any reason

Be up to day on recommended vaccines or immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, flu)

FOOD-BORNE DISEASES

They may be transmitted from host to host through consumption of contaminated food and water, or by putting anything into your mouth that has touched the stool (feces) of an infected person or animal.

4 ways to prevent the spread of an infectious disease

  • Wash your hands. This is especially important before and after preparing food, before eating, and after using the toilet. And try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands, as that's a common way germs enter the body.
  • Get vaccinated. Immunization can drastically reduce your chances of contracting many diseases. Make sure to keep up to date on your recommended vaccinations, as well as your children's.
  • Stay home when ill. Don't go to work if you are vomiting, have diarrhea or have a fever. Don't send your child to school if he or she has these signs and symptoms, either.
  • Prepare food safely. Keep counters and other kitchen surfaces clean when preparing meals. Cook foods to the proper temperature using a food thermometer to check for doneness. For ground meats, that means at least 160 F (71 C); for poultry, 165 F (74 C); and for most other meat, at least 145 F (63 C).

an injection drug use and infectious disease realtionship

When you share a drug needle you can catch hiv/aids etc.