Avoiding Infectious Disease

If you do not cover your mouth, your health will go south!

Primary Transmission Modes

Direct Contact: Any form of direct contact can spread infectious disease including: person to person, animal to person, and mother to unborn child.

Indirect Contact: Germs can stay on an inanimate object, such as a table, desk, or faucet.

Insect Bites: Some germs are carried around by insects.

Food and Water Contamination: Diseases can be spread through uncooked or under cooked food as well as water.

Prevention of Infectious Disease

  • Avoid Close Contact With People Who Are Sick
  • Stay Home When You Are Sick
  • Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze
  • Wash Your Hands Off
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth
  • Make Sure You Are Up To Date On You Immunizations