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1

What are pathogens?

Microorganisms that enter the body and cause disease

2

What are the types of pathogens?

Bacteria
Viruses
Protists
Fungi

3

How are pathogens spread?

-water
-air
-direct contact

4

What is an example of a protist disease?

Malaria

5

What is an example of a fungus disease?

Rose black spot

6

What are examples of a bacterial disease?

Salmonella
Gonorrhoea

7

What are examples of a viral disease?

Measles
HIV
Tobacco mosquito virus

8

How can you reduce or prevent the spread of disease?

Being hygienic
Destroying vectors
Isolating infected individuals
Vaccinations

9

What are communicable diseases?

Infectious diseases that are easily spread