What is infectious? Bacteria : Simple single celled microorganisms Virus : 100 times smaller than bacteria Lives in air, food, soil, in and out of our bodies. Bacteria can give off toxins Bacteria can grow inside your cuts and wounds. SICKNESSES: Strep throat Lime disease Staph infections Only multiply after entering living cell Can not be treated with antibiotics SICKNESSES: Common cold Chicken pox Measles Etc…
Symptoms and Treatment Bacteria Viral Antibiotics- Prescription medication Strep Throat – Swollen lymph nodes Headache Fever Treat symptoms not the virus Common Cold: Sneezing Sore throat Coughing Runny nose Chest congestion Influenza/Flu Infection of upper respiratory Sore throat Fever (you are contagious) Sore muscles Coughing
Fungi: grows in warm and moist areas. People have ring worm or athletes foot which is a type of fungi.
Cuts and infections • Redness • Puss • Swelling • Warm to the touch PREVENTION – • Keep wound clean • Cover with bandage • Wash hands frequently • Change bandage when needed