Pathogens diseases and their prevention I

Physical and Health Education J.S.S 3 First Term

Week 8

Pathogens diseases and their prevention I

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Explain the nature of communicable diseases and their prevention

2. Explain the mode of transmission of communicable diseases


A. Nature of communicable diseases

Tuberculosis (TB): Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious infection that usually attacks your lungs. It can also spread to other parts of your body, like your brain and spine. A type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes it. It can be prevented by washing hands after coughing or sneezing and do not visit other people and do not invite them to visit you.

HIV and AIDS: (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV View More

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