Support Appropriate Antibiotic Use In Virginia!. Everyone Can Help Keep Antibiotics Working By using antibiotics only when needed Following good hygiene practices. What We’ll Learn. Why children have more illness. How are viruses and bacteria different? How illness is spread.
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A communicable disease is disease that can be passed from one person to another. These diseases are often caused by germs, such as bacteria or viruses.
-pertussis (whooping cough)
-bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Infection can result from sharing towels, dishes, or from handling contaminated objects. Indirect contact or skin to skin contact can also result in the spread of an illness.
Sometimes an illness is passed to others by a carrier, or a person who has been infected by a germ but does not look or feel sick. This person may carry the germ in their nose, throat, or stomach. They can pass the germ to others by coughing, sneezing, or by not washing their hands properly.
Light patches indicate germs carried on the hands
….viruses clear up on their own - antibiotics won't help!
...these can be treated with antibiotics
Powerful medicines with one very important job: to fight disease-causing bacteria.
When used properly, antibiotics can save lives.
Bacteria that mutate and are able to resist the antibiotics that are meant to kill them.
This is a normal process speeded up by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
Children and adults will still get sick...
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