What would happen if the zombie infection spread to our classroom, and how would we prepare to protect ourselves?
What are infectious diseases?
Infectious diseases are caused by germs that spread from one person to another. Scientists study infectious diseases to understand how germs spread and how to prevent, treat, and cure them. The study of infectious diseases can help us to protect our health and the health of others.
Exploring the World of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease: A contagious disease caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite that can spread from person to person, animal to animal, or from the environment to a person or animal. Pathogen: A microorganism, such as a virus, bacteria, or fungus, capable of causing disease. Immunity: The body’s ability to recognize and resist harmful bacteria, viruses, or other organisms that can cause disease.
Infectious diseases can be spread directly, from person to person, or indirectly, through a vector like a mosquito. Some infectious diseases, like the common cold and the flu, can be spread even before the infected person has any symptoms. Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites.
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What are some examples of infectious diseases?
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Becoming an Expert: Infectious Diseases Jigsaw Question: What are the important steps to researching infectious diseases? Clues: • 1. Understand the disease and how it spreads. • 2. Learn about treatments and preventative measures. • 3. Consider the impact the disease has on people and communities. Jigsaw: A. Teacher will count off students in a team 1-4. B. Each team will break up into expert groups and be assigned an infectious disease to learn about. C. Expert groups will complete the graphic organizer for their infectious disease. D. Each expert will go back to their apocalyptic teams and teach each other about their infectious disease and complete graphic organizers.
What is the name of the process where a vaccine is given to someone to prevent them from getting an infectious disease?
What are some common ways that infectious diseases can be spread?
- Coughing and Sneezing
- Eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water
- Touching contaminated items
What are some common symptoms of an infectious disease?
- All of the above
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Rash and itching
- Fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat
What would you do if a zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow and you had to make a plan to survive?