Family health I

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

Week 7

Family health I

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Identify types of diseases and mode of transfer

2. Identify disease vectors e.g. mosquito, houseflies.


A. Types of diseases and modes of transfer

Diseases are transmitted from person to person by direct or indirect contact; this is also known as infectious diseases. Certain types of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi can all cause infectious disease. Examples of infectious diseases:

1. Sexually transmitted disease (STD): These are diseases that can be transmitted through blood contact or sexual intercourse.

2. Eczema: This is a skin disease that can be transmitted through body contact, sharing of soap and sponge, clothes etc.

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