Importance of Public and Personal Hygiene

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What is one of the most important practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases?

Maintaining public and personal hygiene

Which of the following is not a measure that can be adapted as part of public hygiene?

Promoting unhealthy eating habits

How has the study of biology helped us to control infectious diseases?

By developing vaccines and understanding the disease-causing agents

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Preventing Infectious Diseases

  • One of the most important practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases is hand hygiene, specifically washing hands with soap and water.

Public Hygiene Measures

  • Not a measure that can be adapted as part of public hygiene is: none of the above (other measures include proper disposal of waste, adequate ventilation, and provision of clean water).

Biology and Infectious Diseases

  • The study of biology has helped us to control infectious diseases by enabling the development of vaccines, antibiotics, and antiviral medications through understanding of the structure and function of microorganisms.

Learn about the significance of maintaining public and personal hygiene to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Explore the measures and practices that can be adapted as part of public hygiene. Understand the impact of biology in controlling infectious diseases.

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