Friday, 18 May 2018

Session 10: Contagious Diseases

TRACK 10: A Contagious Disease otherwise known as the communicable disease is one that is spread from one person to another through a medium of transmission Diseases spread depends on the specific disease or infectious agent. Some ways in which communicable diseases spread are by, Physical contact with an infected person, such as through touch (staphylococcus), sexual intercourse (gonorrhea, HIV), fecal/oral transmission (hepatitis A) or droplets (influenza, TB). Contact with a contaminated surface or object, food, blood (HIV, hepatitis B), or water (cholera). Bites from insects or animals capable of transmitting the disease (mosquito: malaria and yellow fever) and travel through the air during coughing.

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