How Contagious Diseases Do not Spread
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How Contagious Diseases Do not Spread

Fullerton : CA : USA | Jun 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM PDT
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Communicable Disease Prevention

Contagious diseases, also known as communicable disease, are diseases that are easily transferred from one person to another. This quality alone makes them one of the most dangerous diseases, as an infected person can give rise to an epidemic, affecting whole communities.

Some of the most common examples of contagious diseases are:

- Cholera

- Typhoid

- Hepatitis

- Influenza

- Tuberculosis

They are all very dangerous diseases. It is important to stay safe from them and stop them from spreading. Some of the preventive measures to stop the spread of contagious diseases are:

Safe Sex

Many contagious diseases are transferred during the sexual intercourse. In order to reduce the chances of them spreading, always practice safe sex.

Safe Environment

The environment has to be clean and tidy. Always, keep your food covered so that it does not get contaminated. Many animals carry contagious diseases and can spread them through food and your environment. Keep pets outdoors to reduce the risk of catching infectious diseases.

Attention

Pay attention to every minute detail. Most contagious diseases are transferred through blood exchange, as the infection is normally present in blood. Always, make sure not to use used syringes, blades or pins. Also, only use your own shaving kit and equipments to reduce the chances of getting infected.

Information

Quarantine the person who is suffering from a contagious disease and get all the information regarding the disease. Always, make sure you ask the doctor how dangerous the disease is. It is important to know which disease is contagious and how exactly it spreads, as not all contagious diseases spread in the same way.

Isolation

Sometime, the situation is so worse that the doctor suggests the patient to go into isolation until recovery. Such an extreme measure is taken when the disease is highly contagious and everyone around the infected person runs the risk of catching it. Many hospitals have special isolation rooms for such people.

Others

Some infectious diseases are also transferred by air and without any physical contact with the infected person. When you are close to an infected person, make sure you have your mouth covered as the disease can be transferred in the air through sneezing, coughing or talking. In such a case, the whole atmosphere gets infected and anyone breathing in it runs the great risk of catching the disease.

By practicing safe sex, living in a healthy environment, paying attention to every detail, having knowledge about the disease and taking the right preventive measures, you can easily control contagious diseases from spreading.

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PaulCook is based in Fullerton, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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