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Common Infectious Diseases of Africa Introduction

Prevention Activities to Reduce the Spread of these Diseases

Basic Germ Spreading Precautions such as:

Cover your cough

Wash your hands

Avoid contaminated surfaces or materials

Drink only clean, boiled or filtered water

Reduce rodents and fleas with proper food storage and sanitation practices

Reduce mosquitos with reduction of standing water, use of mosquito nets

Number One Action

Get Vaccinated for the diseases when possible.

The Goal of this next hour or two of study, is not to make you an expert, but to make your aware, so you can care about, and prepare to help prevent these infections. Advance your knowledge and take action to help prevent outbreaks in your region or to support others.

If you have interests in these things, you may enjoy the Medical Terminology, and Health Professions courses soon to be released after further editing for your use.