Many illnesses spread through contact transmission.
Examples are chicken pox, common cold, conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Hepatitis A and B, herpes simplex (cold sores), influenza, measles, mononucleosis, Fifth disease, pertussis, adeno/rhino viruses, Neisseria meningitidis and mycoplasma pneumoniae.
What is the most contagious disease?
Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world. Anyone who is not protected is at risk, especially when traveling abroad. Measles vaccine works well. About 97 children out of 100 who get 2 doses of vaccine won’t get measles if they’re exposed to it.
What are the 5 modes of transmission?
There are five main routes of disease transmission: aerosol, direct contact, fomite, oral and vector, Bickett-Weddle explained at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference. Diseases can be spread to humans (zoonotic) by those same five routes.
What are the 6 modes of transmission?
The six links include: the infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host. The way to stop germs from spreading is by interrupting this chain at any link.
What are the 4 types of infectious diseases?
Types of infection include bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoan, parasitic, and prion disease. They are classified by the type of organism causing the infection.
What are the 6 deadliest infectious diseases?
- Deadliest Contagious Diseases By Death Toll.
- Comparison point: As of Sept.
- HIV/AIDS: 1.6 million deaths.
- Tuberculosis: 1.3 million deaths.
- Pneumonia: 1.1 million children under the age of 5.
- Infectious Diarrhea: 760,000 children under the age of 5.
- Malaria: 627,000 deaths.
What is the nastiest disease?
The deadliest disease in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). Also called ischemic heart disease, CAD occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become narrowed.
What are the 8 modes of transmission?
The modes (means) of transmission are: Contact (direct and/or indirect), Droplet, Airborne, Vector and Common Vehicle. The portal of entry is the means by which the infectious microorganisms gains access into the new host. This can occur, for example, through ingestion, breathing, or skin puncture.
What are the 2 kinds of transmission?
There are two types of contact transmission: direct and indirect. Direct contact transmission occurs when there is physical contact between an infected person and a susceptible person. Indirect contact transmission occurs when there is no direct human-to-human contact.
What are the 4 types of disease transmission?
Certain types of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi can all cause infectious disease. Malaria, measles, and respiratory illnesses are examples of infectious diseases. Simple preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, can cut down on disease transmission.