Common diseases (Contagious and non-contagious diseases.) 

 

 

Class: Basic 5

 

Subject: Basic Science and Technology

 

Topic: Common diseases (Contagious and non-contagious diseases.)

 

Some of the common diseases include cough, kwashiorkor, ring worm, measles, chicken pox, meningitis, scabies, diarrhea and dysentery, etc

 

Some of these diseases are contracted through :

I. Air borne;

II. Water borne;

III. Sexual intercourse;

IV. Blood transfusion;

 

 

Contagious diseases are diseases that are infectious and can passed from one person to another through contact.

 

Examples of contagious diseases are tuberculosis, measles, chicken pox, small pox, HIV/Aids, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Apollo, etc.

 

 

Non contagious diseases are diseases that cannot be contracted through contact.

 

Examples of non contagious diseases are malaria, fever, kwashiorkor, diarrhoea and dysentery, etc.

 

Exercise:

 

  1. What are contagious diseases?

 

  1. Mention four examples of contagious diseases.

 

  1. State three ways through which diseases can be contracted.

 

  1. ___________________ is a disease that cannot be contracted through contact with infected persons.

 

  1. Give two examples of non-contagious diseases.
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