Viruses, Diseases, & Germs, Oh my!
by Helena Herndon
Disease: "The Black Plauge"
1300s pandemic which killed 75-200 million people in Europe
Bacteria: E. coli
Causes food poisoning and GI distress
Viruses + Bacteria can cause Disease... So what can I do to not get sick?
- Passed in air, water, food, surfaces, and bodily fluids
- You can be exposed to a viruses, but your immune system can fight it off!
- To keep your immune system healthy: eat healthy, exercise, get lots of sleep
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