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What Is Airborne Disease?

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Airborne diseases are those diseases which are caused by pathogenic microbial agents which get discharged through coughing, sneezing, laughing or through close personal contact. These pathogens ride on either dust particles or small respiratory droplets and can stay suspended in air and or are capable of travelling distances on air currents.

While direct contact with an infected person is the easiest way to get infected with an airborne disease, the duration of exposure varies with different disease and can be instrumental in contacting it. Following are some of the common examples of airborne disease:

Common cold and cough, throat infections,Chickenpox, influenza, tuberculosis, smallpox.

The risk of getting infected with airborne diseases is high, however observing simple precautionary methods can curtail the spread of infection. For example, keeping close contact with an infected person to the minimum, and if unavoidable then wearing a mask will provide some protection. Covering the mouth or nose while sneezing or coughing, simple social etiquette but it can cut down the spreading of infected droplets.
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Airborne diseases are spread when droplets of pathogens are expelled into the air due to coughing, sneezing or talking.  Airborne diseases of concern to emergency responders include:



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      Meningitis Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and the spinal cord.
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      Chicken pox
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      Tuberculosis (TB)
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      Influenza



Many of these diseases require prolonged exposure for infection to occur, posing only minimal threat to emergency responders.  However, there are preventive measures, such as wearing masks or maximizing ventilation, that help reduce these risks.
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Airborne diseases are spread when droplets of pathogens are expelled into the air due to coughing, sneezing or talking.  Airborne diseases of concern to emergency responders include:

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      Meningitis Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and the spinal cord.
    *

      Chicken pox
    *

      Tuberculosis (TB)
    *

      Influenza
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AIRBORNE DISEASES:
Airborne diseases are those diseases which are caused by pathogenic microbial agents which get discharged through coughing, sneezing, laughing or through close personal contact. These pathogens ride on either dust particles or small respiratory droplets and can stay suspended in air and or are capable of travelling distances on air currents.

Many common infections can spread by airborne transmission at least in some cases, including:
Anthrax (inhalational), Chickenpox, Influenza, Smallpox and Tuberculosis.
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tracy deines answered
By people not covering their noses and mouths when they cough and sneeze or use their hand then touch things, etc.

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