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Fighting Infectious Diseases Compa ny N ame What Are Infectious Diseases? An infectious disease is any disease that is brought to the body by an agent and entered and spread throughout the body. Agents that cause infectious diseases include: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and protists. Bacteria are small, single-celled organisms that can cause disease to other organisms. Another source of disease, viruses, are tiny particles made of genetic material and a protein coat. Fungi are organisms that take in and make use of the nutrients of all organisms. One of the other agents are protists, organisms that are larger than bacteria and are responsible for diseases that are the leading cause of death. The fifth agents are parasites, organisms that get their nutrients from feeding off of other organisms. There are four main ways that diseases spread. These include: person to person, food and water, and through the environment along with animals.

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Because people’s fluids have pathogens, these pathogens are spread when that person sneezes, coughs, or makes any kind of physical contact, spreading that disease through the pathogens. Infected pathogens are passed through water and food that others eat and drink. These infected pathogens spread all throughout the area around you, even through soil that can get in an open cut. Creatures like mosquitos and pets spread to people being in physical contact with them. People that get infected can get antibiotics to stop or slow the reproduction of more infected bacteria in the body. Fungal infections are usually treated with an over-the-counter antifungal medicine. Also, parasitic infections can be treated with specially medicated shampoos. To help prevent antibiotic resistance one shouldn’t ask their doctor for antibiotics if they have a viral disease. Also, if given a prescription for their infection, follow instructions carefully and finish medication.

Inside this issue: What Are Infectious Diseases Protecting Yourself From Infectious Diseases Common Infectious Diseases Inside Story

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Your immune system uses employees, vendors.that proteins calledor antibodies move the lymphatic First,through determine the audience system, or a system of vessels of the newsletter. This could that carry lymph throughout be anyone who might benefit the body. The system gathers from the it bacteria or information viruses to lymph contains, forfilled example, nodes that are with white employees or people blood cells. White blood cells are in blood and defend the a interested in purchasing body against product or disease. requesting your

service. To stay well, one can eat a healthy diet so that your body You can compile a mailing doesn’t get too weak. Also, one list ness cards collected at can drink lots of water so your

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Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases organization’s identity To fight disease, the body uses chemical and you skin to fight off pathogens. The skin uses and chemicals like sweat and oil to fight off the pathogens already on top of your skin. Chemicals like sweat and tears kill bacteria It also uses the inflammatory response and your immune system to defend the body from pathogens that are constantly trying to infect it(Inflammation is a reaction to an injury that results in redness, pain, and swelling).

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immune system stays in shape. One can exercise daily to help avoid stress that also weakens the immune system. Remember to always stay clean, wash your hands, and get vaccinated ( vaccines are substances from killed or weakened pathogens or from genetic material to help fight most sicknesses)to stay well and prevent the spread of disease.

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Common Infectious Diseases When you are sick, you should stay home, drink lots of fluids, follow of your doctor’s directions, and keep proper hygiene. Also, if you have any symptoms, changes in your body or mind that are caused by a disease or disorder, of an infection, go get medical help. It is impossible to avoid infectious diseases all throughout your life. There are so many pathogens surrounding us that getting ill cannot be avoided. One bacterial disease is meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes over the brain and spinal cord. Pathogens are spread by saliva or mucus from an infected person. Some of the

symptoms include: fever, stiff neck, nausea, sensitivity to light, and severe headache. Another bacterial disease is salmonellosis, an infection in the digestive system that is usually caused by contaminated foods. The only way you can get this is if eat food from an infected animal or person. Symptoms include: cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and headaches. An example of a viral disease is hepatitis. Symptoms will include fever, darkening of urine, inflammation of the liver, and jaundice. It is spread by contact with bodily fluids of infected person or taking in contaminated food or water. Another example is the flu. While you have this, you’ll have a headache, sore

muscles, sore throat, fever, vomiting, fatigue, and a cough. The flu is spread by contact with saliva or mucus from someone already infected and by personal contact. Some types of fungi are quite harmful. An example of a fungal infection is athlete’s foot, where skin usually becomes itchy and red and lesions can appear. Protists are usually in water and soil. An example of a protistan infection is amebic dysentery, or an inflammation of the intestine caused by an amoeba. Parasites like ringworms, hookworms, and flukes cause parasitic infections. An example is head lice. This results in ichiness and sores on the head.

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 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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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.


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Special Interest 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. A great way to add useful content to this newsletter is

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


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This would be a good place to insert a short paragraph about your organization. It might include the purpose of the organization, its mission, founding date, and a brief history. You could also include a brief list of the types of products, services, or programs your organization offers, the geographic area covered (for example, western U.S. or European markets), and a profile of the types of customers or members served. It would also be useful to include a contact name for readers who want more information about the organization.

Web site address

Your business tag line here.

Back Page Story Headline This story can fit 175-225 words.

of managers in your organization is a good way to give your newsletter a personal touch. If your organization is small, you may want to list the names of all employees.

If your newsletter is folded and mailed, this story will appear on the back. So, it’s a good idea to make it easy to read at a glance.

If you have any prices of standard products or services, you can include a listing of those here. You may want to refer your readers to any other forms of communication that you’ve created for your organization.

A question and answer session is a good way to quickly capture the attention of readers. You can either compile questions that you’ve received since the last edition or you can summarize some generic questions that are frequently asked about your organization.

You can also use this space to remind readers to mark their calendars for a regular event, such as a breakfast

A listing of names and titles

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meeting for vendors every third Tuesday of the month, or a biannual charity auction. If space is available, this is a good place to insert a clip art image or some other graphic.


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