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The five pathogens

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´╗┐Daniel GriffinHealth Studies16/07/2012 Type of Pathogen Organism Disease Sign & Symtoms Transmission Prevention Virus Rubeola virus Measles Runny nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, sneezing, sensitivity to light, mild to severe temperature, tiny greyish-white spots, aches and pains, red-brown spotty rash Caused by infection with the rubeola virus. Can be caught when someone with measles coughs or sneezes and the droplets are inhaled by the uninfected. Vaccination Bacteria Bacterium Chlamydia Can be symptomless but some symptoms include? Pain whilst urinating. Unusual discharge from penis, vagina or rectum. Bleeding between periods or after sex (women). Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is passed through unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex, or genital contact with someone who has chlamydia Using a condom during anal, vaginal, or oral sex. ...read more.

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It is passed through unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex, or genital contact with someone who has trichomonas. Men can only get the infection from women, however women can contract it from other women. Washing before and after intercourse, not sharing swimsuits or towels, showering immediately after swimming in a public pool. Using a condom during anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Or alternatively using a dam to cover the female genitals during oral sex. Worms Nematodes, Trematodes, Cestodes Worms Pain in the digestive organs, digestive changes such as loss of appetitite or nausea, constipation, diarrhea (can be bloody), worms present in feces or anal area, itching around the anus or genitals, weight loss. ...read more.

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In moist, warm conditions the fungi can grow and multiply, causing the skin to become infected. It can be transmitted through direct contact. E.g. someone may become infected if they touch the affected area of skin and do not wash their hands afterwards. Also passed indirectly through contaminated objects such as towels, bed sheets and clothing. Good foot hygiene: Washing feet thoroughly every day, particularly between the toes. Reducing foot perspiration by using talcum powder on feet. Avoiding wearing tight-fitting footwear, particularly during the summer. Avoiding putting on socks, tights or stockings before your feet are completely dry. Changing socks, stockings or tights regularly. Wearing pool slippers or flip-flops in communal changing rooms or shower areas. Alternating footwear, Avoiding borrowing shoes. Washing towels and bedding frequently. Page of ...read more.

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