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Preventing Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases come from germs such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or protezoa. The common cold, flu, sexually transmitted diseases, and even athlete’s foot are examples of communicable diseases. Communicable diseases are sometimes called infectious or contagious diseases.

While you can’t eliminate your exposure to germs you can take steps to protect yourself and prevent these illnesses. Through the links on this page, you can learn more about things like hand washing and vaccinations that can reduce your chance of contracting a communicable disease.