Common Communicable Diseases: Signs, Symptoms, and Effects

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What is one characteristic of a communicable disease?

It can spread easily from one person to another

Which body organ serves as the first line of defense against pathogens entering the body?

Skin

What is the role of white blood cells when pathogens enter the body?

They attack and fight pathogens

How can a weak immune system make a person more susceptible to communicable diseases?

By being unable to effectively fight off pathogens

What type of infections are Acute Respiratory Infections?

Communicable diseases that affect the respiratory system

Which pathogen is the most common cause of a common cold?

Rhinoviruses

What are the signs and symptoms of pneumonia?

Fever and chills

Which type of bronchitis is contagious?

Acute bronchitis

What is another name for Pertussis?

Whooping cough

Which viral infection can be life-threatening if not treated properly?

Influenza

Learn about the signs, symptoms, and effects of common communicable diseases caused by pathogens. Understand how these diseases can spread from one host to another through various means of transmission, such as saliva droplets from a coughing person.

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