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COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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 

  • Severe abdominal pains
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Violent vomiting
  • Acute diarrohea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • General body weakness
See also  DISEASES

 

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.

See also  STEAMING METHOD

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.

See also  DROWNING

These include:

– Prevention and Control of Skin Diseases

– Practice personal hygiene;

– Avoid sharing personal items such as, combs, clothes and many others;

– Disinfect / sterilize personal items occasionally;

– Seek medical attention.

 

See also:

DISEASES

ENVIRONMENT

SYNTHETIC FIBRES

BURNS

CUTS AND BRUISES

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