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DISEASES CAUSED BY PATHOGENS

The following are the diseases caused by pathogens:

  1. Typhoid
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Tuberculosis
  4. Syphilis
  5. Chicken pox
  6. Dysentery
  7. Cholera
  8. Measles
  9. Influenza
  10. Mumps
  11. Common cold

 

Effects of Diseases on Athletes’ Performance in Physical Activities

Diseases have some negative effects in athletes’ performance in physical activities.

The following are some of them:

  1. Decreased performance
  2. Muscle wasting
  3. Impaired motor coordination
  4. Circulation deregulation
  5. Unexpected death
  6. Severe injuries

 

Common Athletes’ Infection

The following are common athletes’ infections:

  1. Viral hepatitis
  2. Leptospirosis
  3. Gastroenteritis
  4. Bacterial infections
  5. Herpes
  6. Myocarditis

 

EVALUATION

  1. What are the effects of disease on athlete’s performance in physical activities?
  2. Mention 3 common athletes’ infections.

 

See also

PATHOGENS

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD

MEANING AND CLASSES OF FOOD

FOOD AND BASIC FOOD GROUPS

Rules and Regulations Governing Shot Put

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