Research an infectious disease.
Health Enrichment Activity – Infectious Diseases
Matilda’s family is stricken with Yellow Fever. Infectious diseases kill millions of people each year.
Write a report on one of these infectious diseases: Smallpox, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Yellow Fever, Plague, Tuberculosis, Influenza, West Nile Virus, Ebola, Pertussis, Tetanus, Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Malaria, Meningitis, MRSA, Impetigo, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Hantavirus, E. Coli food poisoning, Upper Respiratory Infection.
Gather the facts:
Continent(s) where it is found:
Number of cases annually:
Number of deaths annually:
How is the disease transmitted?
How can the disease be prevented?
Is there a vaccine?
Who should get the immunization?
Describe the roadblocks to immunizing people.
Symptoms of the disease:
What are the disabilities that can occur if a person contracts the disease?
Explain how this disease is or is not a threat to your community.
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