Don't be a bum, wash off the scum

By: Camille Buckley And Briana Dragos

How Common Infectious Diseases Are Transmitted.

Direct contact: Touching, coughing, sneezing, kissing, blood or fluid exchange, bites or scratching from animals or handling their wastes.


Indirect contact: Touching a tabletop, doorknob, or faucet handle then touch your eyes, mouth or nose before washing your hands.


Insect bites: Mosquitoes, fleas, lice or ticks


Food and water contamination: Diseases transmitted by contaminated water and uncooked food

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Prevent The Spread of Illness

Avoid close contact: Stay away from others when you are sick and vise versa.


Stay home: When you are sick stay home.


Wash hands often: Wash hands for at least 20 seconds, or hum the "Happy Birthday" song twice from beginning to end. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer if washing is not possible


Cover mouth and nose: use a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or couch into your bent arm at the inner elbow.


Stay up to date on your immunizations: Talk to your health care provider to make sure you are up to date on all of the vaccines you are required to take.