What are the causes of airborne diseases?
Airborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microbes small enough to be discharged from an infected person via coughing, sneezing, laughing and close personal contact or aerosolization of the microbe. The discharged microbes remain suspended in the air on dust particles, respiratory and water droplets.
Why do you need to be concerned about disease transmission?
Infectious diseases are transmitted from person to person by direct or indirect contact. Certain types of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi can all cause infectious disease. Simple preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, can cut down on disease transmission.
What is the most effective way to prevent infection?
Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. You can spread certain “germs” (a general term for microbes like viruses and bacteria) casually by touching another person.
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.