Communicable Disease Basics. Objectives. Describe three ways infectious agents can be transmitted Describe at least three ways to decrease risk of infections in public settings List three examples of common infectious diseases and how to reduce risk of infection . Chain of Infection.
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-any disease causing microorganism (pathogen)
-Where a microorganism normally lives and reproduces
-route of escape of the pathogen from the reservoir.
-the way the pathogen gets from the reservoir to the new host
Agent is coughed or sneezed out into the air
and floats on droplets
Droplets with the infectious
agent land on a table,
Someone touches contaminated object
Touch nose, mouth, eyes with
-route through which the pathogen enters its new host
Breaks in Protective Skin Barrier
-A person who can get sick when they are exposed to a disease causing pathogen
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