Stay Healthy, Not Sick!

Tips to have a healthy life.

What is a communicable disease?

  • Communicable diseases spread from one person to another, or from an animal to a person.
  • The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid.
  • The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease.


Tips to prevent Communicable diseases include~


  • Handle and prepare food safely.
  • Wash your hand often
  • Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve
  • Don't share personal items
  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay home when sick!!!

http://www.sfcdcp.org/healthyhabits.html

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Statistics

  • Over 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and almost 18.1% of HIV infected Americans are unaware of their condition
  • Percent of children 6 months to 17 years who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 49.9%
  • Number of deaths: 3,697 caused by influenza.
  • More than 90% of all animal cases reported annually have rabies.
  • 5% to 20% -- Percentage of the U.S. population that will get the flu, on average, each year.


http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/flu.htm

http://www.acphd.org/rabies.aspx

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Q&A and Myths

The common cold and flu is caused by? Viruses.


Which is the single most effective way to prevent disease? Wash food properly.

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078913284/student_view0/unit8/chapter23/online_quizzes.html

Myths~
If you have already had the influenza virus, you cant get it again.
False, the influenza virus is so contagious that you are likely to get it again.

If you touch someone with leprosy you will automatically get it.
False, You have to be close enough for it to get to you. 95% of people are immune to the virus that causes leprosy.

https://prezi.com/keeuqkzbz1gj/myths-misconceptions-about-infectious-diseases/


Good health, and Additional Help

Upcoming Events


  1. The 5th Annual Run for the Ridge 5K and Fun Run will be held Saturday, March 12. Registration is now open! Early registration prices through March 1st
  2. MRHS Academic Booster Club will host the College 411 Fair Thursday, April 14 from 6-830PM.
  3. Mu Alpha Theta will be hosting a School Supplies drive though Classroom Central.
  4. The Humane Society Club will sell bracelets for $2.00 each with all proceeds going to the Humane Society of Union County.