How to Avoid Infectious Disease

Infectious disease is usually caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites, and they can range from common illnesses, such as the cold or flu, to deadly illnesses, such as AIDS or cancer.

An infectious diseases can spread in some or all of the following ways:

* sexual transmission - transmission of an infection through sexual contact, including intercourse

* airborne transmission - transmission of an infection through inhaling airborne droplets of the organism, which may exist in the air as a result of a cough or sneeze from an infected person

* blood-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through contact with infected blood, such as through blood transfusions or when sharing hypodermic needles.

* direct skin contact - transmission of an infection through contact with the skin of an infected person

* insect-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through insects, such as mosquitoes, which draw blood from an infected person and then bite a healthy person

* food-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through consuming contaminated food

* water-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through contact with contaminated water

Therefore, to limit the risk of getting an infectious disease, a little common sense and wise choices are suggested.

Here are some suggestions.

Avoid sexual contact (except with spouse)

Do not share hypodermic needles

Keep (if possible) proper distance from people who may be sick

Wash your hands and use proper personal hygiene care regularly

Be careful on the foods you eat (properly cooked, look for mold)

Drink plenty of purified water

Cleanse the inside of your body regularly

Strengthen your immune system with proper exercise , getting adequate sleep , eating a healthy diet with immune boosting supplements.

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