Preventing Infections

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What are the 4 ways of preventing the spread of communicable diseases?
1.Hygine. 2.Isolating the infected individual. 3.Destroying vectors. 4.Vaccinations.
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How does Hygiene prevent the spread of disease?
Prevents the spread of pathogens.
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One way to be hygienic is
Washing hands after using the toilet,before cooking after contact with an animal or touching anyone who has an infectious illness.
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How does Isolating an infected individual prevent the spread of disease?
Preventing pathogens passing from the infected person to another person.
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How does destroying or controlling vectors prevent the spread of disease.
Spread of disease can be prevented.
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What is a vector?
A living organism that transmits disease.
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How does a vaccination prevent the spread of diseases?
Protects humans and animals from disease.
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How does a vaccination take place?
The doctor introduces a small/harmless amount of the pathogen into your body. If come into contact with the live pathogen again you will not be as ill as your immune system will be prepared.
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Disadvantage of vaccination
It cannot protect plants against disease as they do not have an immune system
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