Pathogens are very tiny organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye but which cause diseases when they enter the body.
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The agent causing diseases are called pathogens.
PATHOGENS OR DISEASE CAUSATIVE AGENTS ARE THE FOLLOWING
DISEASES CAUSED BY PATHOGENS
A disease is an incident that disrupt the structure and function of the body system. The diseases which are caused by pathogens are also known as pathogenic diseases.
- Chicken pox
There are two main types of diseases.
NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
This types of disease cannot be transmitted from one person to the other. Examples are. Non-communicable diseases may result from Physiological failure, chemical fallout, malnutrition, genetic traits, brain damage etc.
- Sickle cell
The different ways of preventing and controlling communicable diseases are through:
- Health education
- Clean environment
- Adequate nutrition and feeding
- Isolation and quarantine
- Regular exercise
- Good personal hygiene
- What are diseases and Pathogens?
- Differentiate between communicable and non-communicable diseases with examples
- State three ways of preventing diseases.
Assignment: Give five ways of preventing communicable diseases