What is a communicable disease?
A communicable disease is one that is spread from one person to another through a variety of ways that include: contact with blood and bodily fluids; breathing in an airborne virus; or by being bitten by an insect.
|COMMUNICABLE DISEASES||PREVENTION TECHNIQUES|
|Get tested to know you and your partner’s status. Always use condoms during intercourse.|
|CHICKEN POX||Children between 12 to 15 months of age should be given varicella vaccine, then a booster shot for further protection between 4 to 6 years of age.
|THE FLU||Wash your hands, Get Vaccinated, Keep Sanitizers handy , Eat healthy and Get adequate rest|
|LICE||Cut hair, keep it short and clean, Brush or Comb daily,. Don’t share brushes, combs and avoid head-to-head contact|
|RINGWORM||Avoid activities that involve head-to-head contact. Don’t share personal items used on your hair, head and other clothing|
|TUBERCULOSIS||Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) Vaccine to be given at birth on the upper left arm.
Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands afterwards
|SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS):||Always use condoms during sexual intercourse and remember to get tested|
Preventing communicable diseases while simultaneously strengthening the treatment and control programs that exist in health care systems is vital to decreasing the global disease burden.
If you need medical attention or have sexual health concerns, Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 to schedule hospital appointments and medical check-ups.