Science// Spreading Microbes

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  • Created on: 23-06-14 20:04
Air
Droplets containing microbes fly into the air when people sneeze or cough, those microbes then get breathed in by other people
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Chicken pox, colds, flu, measles and tuberculosis
Spread in air when people breathe the microbes in
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Animals
They can carry harmful microbes and if a person or other animal is bitten or scratched they can too catch the disease
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Malaria
a Tropical disease spread by tiny Mosquitoes
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Food
It can have many microbes in or on it and if a person eats it they will travel and infect inside the body
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Food poisining
can happen due to under-cooking or careless handling of food
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Touch
Microbes can be passed from one person to another just by touching them or touching something an infected person has handled. Disinfectants are used to clean surfaces and kill bacteria on them.
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Athletes foot
a condition caused by touch, which is given antiseptics to solve
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Water
It can contain microbes in it which are swallowed and took into the body where they can cause infection
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Cholera
a disease caused by drinking water that contains bacterium, to stop the bacteria from spreading the water is either boiled or chlorine is added to it
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Spread in air when people breathe the microbes in

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Chicken pox, colds, flu, measles and tuberculosis

Card 3

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They can carry harmful microbes and if a person or other animal is bitten or scratched they can too catch the disease

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Card 4

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a Tropical disease spread by tiny Mosquitoes

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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It can have many microbes in or on it and if a person eats it they will travel and infect inside the body

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