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COMMON AIRBORNE DISEASES

These are disease caused by germs that are transmitted through the air. Airborne diseases are difficult to control. They can be threatening because they can be transmitted to anyone through the air. These diseases will travel on dust particles or be passed through the air by sneezing, coughing or even laughing and talking.

Close contact with someone who is sick with an airborne disease or someone who simply carries such a disease can cause contamination.

Tuberculosis

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Symptoms
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Pneumonia
Causes
Symptoms
Treatments
Influenza (flu)
Causes
Symptoms
Treatments
Measles
Causes
Symptoms
Treatments
Chickenpox
Causes
Symptoms
Treatments

 

Mumps

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Symptoms
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Meningitis
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Symptoms
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Anthrax
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Symptoms
Treatments

How To Prevent Airborne Disease

  • Adequate Ventilation
  • Washing Hands
  • Hygiene and sanitation practises including hand washing.
  • Avoiding contact with obviously infected individuals
  • Masks where indicated
  • Vaccination

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