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.
What are three ways in which communicable diseases can be spread?
Some ways in which communicable diseases spread are by:
- Physical contact with an infected person, e.g. through touch (staphylococcus), sexual contact (gonorrhoea, HIV), faecal/oral transmission (hepatitis A), or droplet (influenza)
- Contact with a contaminated surfaces or objects (Norovirus), food (salmonella, E.
What are the 10 communicable diseases?
List of Communicable Diseases
- Enterovirus D68.
- Hepatitis A.
- Hepatitis B.
What is communicable disease and examples?
If you caught that disease from another person or animal, it is called a communicable disease. These illnesses are usually caused by viruses or bacteria and are passed through the air, through contact with contaminated surfaces, or through contact with bodily fluids. Examples include colds, the flu, or HIV.