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What is communicable diseases?. Communicable diseases are those that are easily passed on from person to person or from host to person. A host refers to a carrier of disease causing organisms (germs).

The common communicable diseases are:

Signs and symptoms of communicable diseases 

  1. Severe abdominal pains
  2. Fever
  3. Nausea
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Dehydration
  7. Violent vomiting
  8. Acute diarrohea
  9. Abdominal pain
  10. Headaches
  11. General body weakness


Prevention and Control of Dysentery, Cholera and Typhoid

– Practice proper disposal of human waste – Treat water for domestic use – Observe proper hygiene practices – Ensure regular medical checkups for food handlers


Scabies is a skin disease which manifests itself in form of rashes which form blisters and sores.

Itchy skin Rashes which form blisters and sores

This is a skin disease which manifests itself in form of whitish round rings) on the infected area.

  • Itching of the infected areas
  • Whitish round ring(s) on the infected area
  • Loss of hair on the infected area


Skin diseases

Some skin diseases are contracted through body contact, improper hygiene and by sharing personal items.

These include:

  1.  Prevention and Control of Skin Diseases
  2.  Practice personal hygiene;
  3.  Avoid sharing personal items such as, combs, clothes and many others;
  4.  Disinfect / sterilize personal items occasionally;
  5.  Seek medical attention.


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