Airborne Diseases Symptoms And Host

Airborne diseases are gotten or spread through the air and also through body fluids like mucus. Airborne diseases are found in dust,humid or moisture droplet.

 

AIRBORNE DISEASES

 

TUBERCULOSIS

causative organism     : Bacterium (mycobacterium tuberculosis)

mode of transmission : Airborne and food

host                             : man and cow

major symptoms         : persistent dry cough and profuse sweating at night, high temperature,loss of                                          weight and blood in sputum.

tuberculosis
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MEASLES 

causative organism     : Virus contact

mode of transmission : Airborne and body

host                             : Adult and children

major symptoms         : high fever, skin rashes, headache, head cold, cough and body pain.

measles
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PNEUMONIA

causative organism     : Bacteria

mode of transmission : Air

host                             : Man, pig, birds and cow

major symptoms         : difficult breathing, cough and high fever.

Bacteria, Electron Microscope

 

MENINGITIS (CEREBRO-SPINAL FEVER)

causative organism     : Bacteria (meningococcus)

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Children and young adults

major symptoms         : Stiffness of the neck, vomiting, headache and high fever.

Tick, Wood Tick, Blood Sucker, Hand

 

SMALLPOX

causative organism     : Virus

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Man

major symptoms         : Small blisters, skin rashes, high fever.

smallpox
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COMMON RUNNY

causative organism     : Virus cold

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Man

major symptoms         : high fever, headache, runny nose

Disease, The Common Cold, Flu, Medicine

 

INFLUENZA

causative organism     : Virus

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Man

major symptoms         : Shivering, body pain, headache, high fever.

Woman, Blow, Blowing, Nose, Hand Chief

 

GERMAN MEASLE

causative organism     : Virus

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Man

major symptoms         : Glands on the neck.

 

 

WHOOPING COUGH

causative organism     : Bacteria

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Man of all ages

major symptoms         : Cold, cough, vomiting, high fever.

Disease, The Common Cold, Flu, Medicine

 

CHICKEN POX

causative organism     : Virus

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Man

major symptoms         : Itchy skin, skin rashes

 

MUMPS

causative organism     : Virus

mode of transmission : Airborne

host                             : Young adult and children

major symptoms         : Swelling of the gland, loss of hearing

mumps
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WAYS OF PREVENTING AIRBORNE DISEASES

  • Make sure you wash your hands regularly
  • When coughing and sneezing,make sure you cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue
  • when you are working in a public place,make sure that you hospital mask

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