Specific Ways of Prevention of Diseases
There are two ways of prevention of infectious diseases. They are general ways and specific ways.The specific ways to prevent infectious disease is immunisation by taking vaccines. Vaccines provide immunity from infectious diseases like tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, polio etc. Body has an immune system which fights microbial infection. When this system first sees an infectious microbe, it kills the microbe and remembers it. So if the microbe enters the body the next time, it responds more vigorously. Vaccines mimic the infectious microbe and strengthens our immune system and protects the body from infectious diseases (Watch Diseases Prevention Video to learn more).
Vaccines are now available to control the majority of diseases that have caused illness and death in children in the past. Medical treatments help to control many others, but schools and child care centers must continue to play an important role in controlling the spread of communicable disease. By enforcing the state communicable disease regulations, excluding children who are ill, and promptly reporting all suspected cases of communicable disease, personnel working with children can help ensure the good health of the children in their care.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things a person can do to stay healthy. Not only will physical activity increase one’s chances of living longer—it can also help control weight; reduce risks for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and some cancers; strengthen bones and muscles; improve mental health and mood; and improve ability to do daily activities and prevent falls among older adults. Everyone who has an exposure to a person infected with hepatitis B virus should have blood tests done as soon as possible to determine whether treatment is needed.
Diseases Prevention Video
Useful for CBSE, ICSE, NCERT & International Students
Grade : 9
Subject : Biology
Lesson : Why Do We Fall Ill?
Topic: Diseases Prevention Video
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