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COMMUNICABLE DISEASES COMMUNICABLE DISEASES  diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms (MO) which can be transmitted from an infected person to a susceptible person by:  Direct - meaning it comes in contact with infected person or person-person transmission Example: Droplets where MO remain in the surface with limitation of its distance of at least 3 feet; face to face encounter with an individual Through kissing, sexual contact and skin to skin contact  Indirect - meaning from the s
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  COMMUNICABLEDISEASES  COMMUNICABLE DISEASES  diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms(MO) which can be transmitted from an infectedperson to a susceptible person by:  Direct- meaning it comes in contact withinfected person or person-person transmissionExample:   Droplets where MO remain in the surface withlimitation of its distance of at least 3 feet; faceto face encounter with an individual  Through kissing, sexual contact and skin toskin contact   Indirect- meaning from the source of infectionto a new host with intermediary object in theform of:  Vehicle-borne=non-living things such aswater and fomites  Vector-borne=living things but nonhuman such as insects  Break in the skin integrity through inoculationExample:Sharp needles and bloodtransfusions   Airborne where MO are suspended in air with nolimitation with regards to its distance.  Infectious Diseases  - diseases caused by livingmicroorganisms which may not be transmittedthrough ordinary contact    Contagious Diseases  are diseases that can beeasily transmitted  All communicable diseases are infectiousbecause they are caused by MO but notcontagious because not all of them are easilytransmitted.  All infectious diseases are communicable but notall infectious diseases are contagious  All contagious diseases are both communicableand infectious
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