Communicable diseases include whoopng cough, chickenpox, pinkeye, Hepatitis, impetigo, influenza, ringworm, and many others.
Communicable diseases are transmitted directly or indirectly from one individual to another in many different ways. Everyone should be aware of ways to help stop the spread of these diseases.
The #1 preventive measure in the spread of communicable disease is PROPER HANDWASHING.
Help stop the spread of disease by using these easy hand-washing tips:
Remember to always wash your hands before you eat, after you touch a pet or animal, after you cough or sneeze, after you go to the bathroom, and always when they are dirty.
- Wet hands under running water
- Apply soap and lather well
- Wash hands using a circular motion and friction for at least 20 seconds. Include the front and back of hands, between fingers, around wrists, and under your fingernails
- Rinse hands well under running water with fingers pointing down
- Dry hands WELL with paper towels and discard paper towels in proper waste container
For more information about communicable diseases contact your local First District Health Unit office.