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Chapter 13: Preventing Infectious Diseases A. Datum Corporation (708) 555-0101

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Section 1: What are infectious Diseases?

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An infectious disease is any disease that is caused by an agent that has invaded the body. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, and parasites are all agents that can cause disease. These diseases can be spread by person to person contact, contaminated food and water, animals, and the environment.

used to kill or slow the growth of bacteria. Penicillin, tetracycline, and streptomycin are all antibiotics. Although this can treat the disease, many doctors are worried about a problem called antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a condition in which bacteria can no longer be killed by a particular antibiotic.

How can you treat these diseases? Antibiotics is a medicine

You can prevent antibiotic resistance by asking your doctor for

antibiotics if you have a viral disease. Secondly, be sure to follow the instructions on your prescription and finish the medications.

Section 2: Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases Your body fights diseases in several ways. Your body has physical barriers, such as the skin, to fight off pathogens and keep them from entering your body. It can also protect itself from pathogens by using inflammation. Inflammation is a reaction to injury or infection that is characterized by pain, redness, and swelling. To keep from being sick you should: Protect yourself Eat a healthy,

balanced diet Drink water Reduce stress levels Exercise regularly Get regular medical checkups Try to avoid close contact with sick people Get enough sleep Your immune systems must be healthy in order for you to be able to fight off diseases. To avoid the spread of infectious

diseases one should also stay up to date on vaccinations. Vaccines are substances usually prepare from killed or weakened pathogens or from genetic material and that is introduced into a body to produce immunity. People must get vaccinated at least once a year to be fully protected from disease.


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Section 3: Common Infectious Diseases Disease affects everyone because there are so many pathogens in the world that it is impossible to avoid them. Bacteria are found on everything around us, and can cause many illnesses. One illness caused by bacteria is strep throat. Symptoms of strep throat include a sore throat, fever, and yellow specks on tonsils. This sickness is treated by taking antibiotics. Another common sickness caused by bacteria is a sinus infection. Symptoms of a sinus infection include headaches, greenish mucus, and the feeling of pressure in your head.

Viruses can also cause many illnesses. The flu, a common viral disease, has symptoms that include: headache, sore muscles, sore throat, and fever. The flu can be treated by resting and drinking lots of fluids. Another common viral disease is the cold. Symptoms of a cold are having a scratchy, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose, and a mild cough. The cold can be treated by resting and drinking fluids.

Bacterial and viral infections are not the only way you can become sick. Fungal, protozoan, and parasitic infections can be harmful too. Athlete’s foot

is a fungal infection with that is caused by a certain type of fungus being in contact with your skin in moist, warm areas. Malaria is a protozoal disease that is spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, headache, and fatigue. Head Lice is the most common parasitic infection. Symptoms of head lice include repeated itching and sores on the head. Many organizations in our community are working to prevent and to treat these diseases. Two major organizations are the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.


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Inside Story Headline You can also research articles or find “filler” articles by accessing the World Wide Web. You can write about a variety of topics, but try to keep your articles short. Much of the content you put in your newsletter can also be used for your Web site. Microsoft Word offers a simple way to convert your newsletter to a Web publication. So, when you’re finished writing your newsletter, convert it to a Web site and post it. The subject matter that

appears in newsletters is virtually endless. You can include stories that focus on current technologies or innovations in your field. You may also want to note business or economic trends, or make predictions for your customers or clients. If the newsletter is distributed internally, you might comment upon new procedures or improvements to the business. Sales figures or earnings will show how your business is growing.

Some newsletters include a column that is updated every issue, for instance, an advice column, a book review, a letter from the president, or an editorial. You can also profile new employees or top customers or vendors. Selecting pictures or graphics is an important part of adding content.

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“To catch the reader’s attention, place an interesting sentence or quote from the story here.”

The purpose of a newsletter is to provide specialized information to a targeted audience. Newsletters can be a great way to market your product or service, and also can create credibility and build your organization’s identity among peers, members, employees, or vendors.

First, determine the audience of the newsletter. This could be anyone who might benefit from the information it contains, for example, employees or people interested in purchasing a product or in requesting your service.

list from business reply cards, customer information sheets, business cards collected at trade shows, or membership lists. You might consider purchasing a mailing list from a company.

You can compile a mailing

Inside Story Headline Next, establish how much time and money you can spend on your newsletter. These factors will help determine how frequently you publish your newsletter and its length. It’s recommended that you publish you newsletter at least quarterly so that it’s considered a consistent

source of information. Your customers or employees will look forward to its arrival. Your headline is an important part of the newsletter and should be considered carefully.

contents of the story and draw readers into the story. Develop the headline before you write the story. This way, the headline will help you keep the story focused.

In a few words, it should accurately represent the

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headlines include Product Wins Industry Award, New Product Can Save You Time, Membership Drive Exceeds Goals, and New Office Opens Near You.

While your main goal of distributing a newsletter might be to sell your product or service, the key to a successful newsletter is making it useful to your readers.

One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press releases, market studies, and reports.

A great way to add useful content to your newsletter is to develop and write your own articles, or include a calendar of upcoming events or a special offer. Your headline is an important

part of the newsletter and should be considered carefully. In a few words, it should accurately represent the contents of the story and draw readers into the story. Develop the headline before you write the story. This way, the headline will help you keep the story focused.


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Inside Story Headline The purpose of a newsletter is to provide specialized information to a targeted audience. Newsletters can be a great way to market your product or service, and also can create credibility and build your organization’s identity among peers, members, employees, or vendors. First, determine the audience of the newsletter. This could be anyone who might benefit from the information it contains, for example, employees or people interested in purchasing a product or in requesting your service.

You can compile a mailing list from business reply cards, customer information sheets, business cards collected at trade shows, or membership lists. You might consider purchasing a mailing list from a company.

source of information. Your customers or employees will look forward to its arrival. Your headline is an important part of the newsletter and should be considered carefully.

Next, establish how much time and money you can spend on your newsletter. These factors will help determine how frequently you publish your newsletter and its length. It’s recommended that you publish your newsletter at least quarterly so that it’s considered a consistent

Caption describing picture or graphic.

Inside Story Headline In a few words, it should accurately represent the contents of the story and draw readers into the story. Develop the headline before you write the story. This way, the headline will help you keep the story focused. Examples of possible headlines include Product Wins Industry Award, New Product Can Save You Time, Membership Drive Exceeds Goals, and New Office Opens Near You. One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you

can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press releases, market studies, and reports. While your main goal of distributing a newsletter might be to sell your product or service, the key to a successful newsletter is making it useful to your readers.

A great way to add useful content to this newsletter is to develop and write your own articles, or to include a calendar of upcoming events or a special offer that promotes

a new product. You can also research articles or find “filler” articles by accessing the World Wide Web. You can write about a variety of topics, but try to keep your articles short.

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Wins Industry Award, New Product Can Save You Time, Membership Drive Exceeds Goals, and New Office Opens Near You. One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press

releases and market studies. While your main goal of distributing a newsletter might be to sell your product or service, the key to a successful newsletter is making it useful to your readers.

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content to your newsletter is to develop and write your own articles, or to include a calendar of upcoming events or a special offer that promotes a new product.

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articles or find “filler” articles by accessing the World Wide Web. You can write about a variety of topics, but try to keep your articles short.

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Think about your article and ask yourself if the picture supports or enhances the message you’re trying to convey. Avoid selecting images that appear to be out of

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