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Identify appropriate methods of prevention/ control for a named communicable disease and a named none communicable disease. Coronary heart disease and Swine flu.

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P6 - Identify appropriate methods of prevention/ control for a named communicable disease and a named none communicable disease. Coronary heart disease - In this assignment I will talk about infectious disease, and one none infectious disease, I have chosen swine flu as an infectious disease, and heart diseases as a none contagious disease. Coronary Heart disease is not a contagious condition as it developed through an individual's body possibly due to several reasons such as smoking, blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. Heart disease is something which affects a person individually based upon their own personal health. Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries. ...read more.


The best way to prevent coronary heart disease is to make sure that your 'bad cholesterol' (LDL) level is low and that your 'good cholesterol' (HDL) level is high. There a number of ways you can do this for instance eating a balanced and healthy diet, exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, give up smoking, keeping a sustained blood pressure, and reduction in alcohols consumption. Swine flu - Swine flu is a disease which is highly contagious virus. Swine flu is a respiratory disease that infects pigs. It is caused by an influenza virus. There are regular outbreaks of swine flu in pigs, which become ill but rarely die from the virus. ...read more.


The single most effective way to stop or slow the spread of diseases such as swine flu is to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or an antibacterial hand gel if you are out and about, and cover your mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze, disposing of the tissue immediately. The outbreak of swine flu has now become a pandemic, which means it has spread globally. The virus has spread quickly because it is a new type of virus that few, if any, people have resistance to. Human infection with swine flu (H1N1) viruses has been confirmed in Mexico, the US, Canada, the UK, and many other countries. ...read more.

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