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Communicable Diseases?

True or False / Communicable Diseases
1. All.Infectious diseases can be Contagious? T or F
2. All Contagious diseases can be Infectious? T or F

Both are false but Usually they are contagious. Staph Infections for an example IS communicable and Infectious.  (+ info)

Communicable diseases!?

I need to find out the history of communicable disease all the way to modern times. Can anyone help me?

1. start with bubonic plague --
good reason to think the there were cases at the time of Christ or soon afterward. The Black Death that swept Europe in the 1300's killed 1/3 the population of Europe at the time. Easy to find tons of info on the web.

2. then you can look at the other infection top ten list --
look that the impact of vaccines on deadly illnesses.
many of these scourges have been totally wiped out, or nearly so.
Don't forget SMALLPOX , and POLIO.

3. you can wind up with a mention of the current hot picks: HIV, which as of 1996 can be controlled with a normal lifespan, prior to that was a death sentence. SARS corona virus. H5N! flu - the so-called "bird flu" - which may be a harbinger of the next influenza pandemic -- hence the efforts to get vaccines that might prevent these.

It's a tall order you have there - but that might be a good outline to start with.  (+ info)

What are notifiable communicable diseases?

I need the defintion of what notifiable communicable diseases are. And what are some examples?

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What are the examples of a non-communicable diseases?

What are the examples of a non-communicable diseases?

Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Migraines
Crohn's Disease
Down's Syndrome
Gallbladder Disorder
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Thyroid disorders
Congestive Heart Failure  (+ info)

What role does Center for Disease Control & Local Public Health Depts. play regarding communicable diseases?

This is for a school project ...What role does the Center for Disease Control(CDC) and local Public Health Departments play in regards to communicable diseases?

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what are the top 10 communicable diseases in the philippines?

And also i want to ask what are the best role of a community health nurse to help in controlling the said diseases?

what is the medicine of STD?  (+ info)

how can I find out the percent of american health care professionals that contract communicable diseases?

I am doing a research paper and I would like to add this info. I would also like to know the percent and how it is divided among different diseases. Does anyone know a good website?

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Is it certain that there will always be an emergence of new communicable diseases ?

If, over the centuries, humans acquire immunity to extant disease, can it be said that we have more resistance to established infectious diseases than our ancestors? Is this acquired immunity somehow lost over the years, or is it retained in our genetic makeup? Finally, and ominously, are there new transmittable diseases in the offing that humanity has no immunity against?
yes -- excuse my "multi-question" query!

Whoa! Lots of questions there. I will tackle some of them. Good questions, by the way.

There will always be the emergence of new communicable diseases.

In terms of people, everyone's genetic make-up is different. We are all exposed to different environments (different microorganisms) and have different immune systems. Your particular acquired immunity is not transferred to your offspring. Everyone has a unique immune system and how robust that immune system is very much depends on what microbes that particular person has been exposed to and how the immune cells have dealt with the microbes - put another way, how well those immune cells remember that microbe in order to deal with it 'better' the next time they are exposed to that particular microbe.

Another aspect is that microorganisms are dynamic and they, too, respond differently to whatever environment they are exposed to, including antibiotics. That's where antibiotic resistance comes into the picture. The more antibiotics = the more possibilities for resistance = the more chance of mutant microorganisms = greater chance for new communicable diseases.

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is an example of one strain of microbe that people can currently die from. So, I guess there are 'new' - relatively - transmittable diseases (MRSA is a bacterial infection) that some humans have no immunity against.

Maybe I did end up addressing all your questions...

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How can an organism carry parasites that would cause communicable diseases?

Communicable diseases, parasites... (please answer my question, i need it for my homework, pls!)

Fleas are parasites, because they live on rats and do not benefit the rats.

Fleas carry many communicable diseases, most notably, bubonic plague, murine plague, murine typhus, and tularemia.

There are many other diseases spread by parasites. Rabies can be spread by bats that drink animal blood (vampire bats.) Mosquitoes probably cause more death from communicable diseases than any other animal.

Check the World Health Organization (WHO) infectious disease page and search for "insect vectors" for more, though insects are not the only parasites that spread disease.  (+ info)

Good ways to prevent the spread of communicable diseases like the swine flu?

Washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough are well known ways to prevent the spread, are there any other ways?

Make sure to exercise, get 8 hours of sleep, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. In otherwords, live a healthy lifestyle.  (+ info)

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