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.




  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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