Common Communicable Diseases: Signs, Symptoms, and Effects

BeauteousUniverse avatar

Start Quiz

Study Flashcards

10 Questions

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?


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?


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?


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.

Make Your Own Quizzes and Flashcards

Convert your notes into interactive study material.

Get started for free
Use Quizgecko on...