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Every year in America, 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flurelated symptoms, and; About 36,000 people die from the flu.

Amir Tadros

Chapter 13: Preventing Infectious Diseases

Mrs. Hubbard “I have abided by the HFA honor code Lifetime Wellness

in completing this assignment�- Amir


2 Period 28 February, 2013


if you have a viral infection

Section 1 What are Infectious Diseases?

and to follow your prescription

Section 3 Common Infectious Diseases

and to finish your medication.

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Section 2 Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases. 

The five agents that can cause

infectious diseases are bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and protists. 

Diseases can be spread in ways such as: Person to person, food and water, environment, and

animals. 

Bacterial diseases can be treated with antibiotics. However

The two ways to prevent antibiotic resistance are to not ask your doctor for antibiotics

Our body fights off diseases with our skin, chemicals, and immune system. Five ways to stay healthy are: Protect yourself, eat a healthy diet, drink water, exercise regularly, and get regular medical checkups. Immunity to a disease develops when you get vaccinated. When you are sick you should: Stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and throw away used tissues. Three ways to prevent spread of disease are: Getting vaccinated, keeping clean, and covering your mouth.

Diseases affect everybody because there are so many and they are impossible to avoid. Tetanus and Strep throat are both two common diseases. Tetanus will give you severe muscle spasms and strep throat will give you a sore throat. The flu and mumps are both viral diseases. Flu consists of headache and coughing, and mumps will also give you a fever and headache. One protistan infection is Amebic dysentery which is an inflammation in the intestine caused by an amoeba. Red Cross and Vanderbilt help prevent diseases.

Chapter 13: Preventing Infectious Diseases  

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