Preventing Communicable Diseases
By: Megan Owen
What are Communicable Diseases?
Communicable Diseases are infectious diseases that are transmissible by direct contact with a infected individual or individual's.
7 strategies to reduce the risk of getting Communicable Diseases and why they are improtant
- Handle & Prepare Food Safely- To keep germs off of the food.
- Wash Hands Often- To make sure that others cannot get the disease when you touch them.
- Clean & Disinfect Commonly Used Surfaces- To get rid of germs on the surface that was used.
- Cough & Sneeze Into Your Sleeve- To stop germs from going airborne.
- Don't Share Personal Items- To make sure that another person does not get germs from the things that you have used.
- Get Vaccinated- To prevent yourself from getting a Communicable Disease.
- Stay At Home When Sick- To prevent others from getting sick.
What are some Communicable Diseases and some of the symptoms?
- Ebola- fever, headache, muscle pain, and chills.
- Flu- fever chills, muscle aches, coughing, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.
- HIV/AIDS- fever, sore throat, and fatigue.
- Rabies- fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, paralysis, and mental confusion.
- Measles- cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever, and a red rash. Zika-
- STDs- symptoms vary
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