Avoiding Infectious diseases

If you have a disease, please don't sneeze stay away all day

Primary Modes of Transmission

Direct Contact:

  • Person to person by touching, sneezing, and kissing
  • Animal to person by scratches or bites
  • Mother to child through placenta or vagina through birth

Indirect Contact:

  • Germs can stay on tables, doorknobs, faucet handles
  • If you touch a doorknob for example, you can pick up what he or she left behind
After touching it, you could touch your nose, mouth or nose you could become infected

Insect Bites:

Some germs rely on insect carriers, such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice or ticks

Food and Water Contamination:

  • Drinking or cooking with contaminated water will transfer diseases and care over bacteria.
  • Eating food that isn't fully cooked you will get diseases and parasites.

Prevention of Infectious Disease

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Make sure you are up-to-date on your immunizations