Presentation on theme: " Communicable Disease. What is a communicable disease??? What do you think it is? Disease-Any condition that interferes with the normal or proper."— Presentation transcript:
What is a communicable disease??? What do you think it is? Disease-Any condition that interferes with the normal or proper functioning of the body or mind. Communicable Disease-Disease that can be spread to a person from another person, or animal.
What causes a communicable disease? GERMS!!! Germs-organisms that are so small you cant see them without a microscope.
Pathogens What do you think germs cause? Pathogens-Germs that causes disease Simple enough??? What do pathogens lead too?
INFECTIONS Infections happens when: 1. Pathogens enter body 2. multiply Cause illness So What happens if body cant fight off the pathogens?? You become Sick :/
Virus Virus-small and simplest pathogen Quick Review: What are pathogens?? Viruses causes mainly upper respiratory infections. Viruses include: Cold, influenza, pneumonia, chicken pox
Bacteria Some bacteria are actually helpful! They help digest food Some live on skin and prevent infections. Some bacteria is harmful and could cause: Strep throat Most foodborne illnesses
Fungi Fungi is mainly consists of mold, yeast, mushrooms. Fungi lives in warm temperature Most are harmless but some are harmful Harmful fungi could cause athletes foot.
How are pathogens spread???
Direct Contact Some pathogens spread directly from one person to another. Ex. Person who has pink eye may wipe their eye and then shake hands. Wash hands!!