Common Infectious Diseases

By: Conner Maas

Strep Throat

  • Bacterial Disease
  • Common in teens
  • Strep is short for Streptococcus
  • Found in the throat and nose
  • can spread by contact of mucus

Lyme Disease

  • Bacterial Disease
  • When someone is bitten by an infected tick
  • best way to protect yourself from this is avoid tick bites
  • fever, chills, and body aches

Bacterial Meningitis

  • Bacterial Disease
  • Infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid around the brain
  • need medical attention immediately
  • fever, headache, vomiting, and a stiff neck

Tuberculosis

  • Bacterial Disease
  • infection of the lungs
  • transmitted when droplets from an infect persons lungs cough or sneeze

Treating

  • If the doctor sees that you have a bacterial disease, they may treat your infection with an antibiotic a drug that inhibits or kills bacteria

Common Cold

  • Viral Disease
  • sneezing, sore throats, runny noses, coughing, chest congestion, fever, headaches, and muscle aches

Influenza

  • Viral Disease
  • Upper respiratory system
  • high fever, sore throat, headache, and a cough
  • Pneumonia

    • Viral Disease
    • Elderly people or people who have heart disease or breathing problems
    • Many people die each year from pneumonia

    Hepatitis

  • Viral Disease
  • Infect the liver can cause hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A transmits in human waste
  • Hepatitis B more severe than A transmits in blood or sexual contant
  • Hepatitis C more severe than A and B transmits in blood or sexual contant
  • Treating Viral

    Over the counter meds will make you feel better but not cure the virus

    Preventing Infectious Diseases

    • Wash your hands
    • Don't share items
    • cook and store food properly
    • avoid close contact with sick people
    • stay home when you don't feel good
    • eat well balanced meals