Flashcards in B5 Deck (11):
Definition of health?
A state of complete
Non communicable disease with examples
A disease that cannot be transmitted from one to another person. E.g Asthma, diabetes
Communicable disease with examples
A disease that can be transmitted from one person to another. E.g flu, ebola.
What is a pathogen?
a bacterium, virus, fungi, protist or other microorganism that can cause disease.
Example of protist
Plasmodium, cause of malaria
How does bacteria cause disease?
Bacteria reproduce and produce toxins in the body
How do viruses cause disease?
Live and reproduce in cells causing cell damage
What does sterile mean?
Free from bacteria or other living microorganisms
Free from contamination
Ways of preventing infections?
Isolating the infected
Destroying or infecting vectors