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.

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/communicable%20disease

7 strategies to reduce the risk of getting Communicable Diseases and why they are improtant

7 Stratagies

  1. Handle & Prepare Food Safely- To keep germs off of the food.
  2. Wash Hands Often- To make sure that others cannot get the disease when you touch them.
  3. Clean & Disinfect Commonly Used Surfaces- To get rid of germs on the surface that was used.
  4. Cough & Sneeze Into Your Sleeve- To stop germs from going airborne.
  5. Don't Share Personal Items- To make sure that another person does not get germs from the things that you have used.
  6. Get Vaccinated- To prevent yourself from getting a Communicable Disease.
  7. Stay At Home When Sick- To prevent others from getting sick.
Source: http://www.sfcdcp.org/healthyhabits.html

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