Health is a state of physical ,mental and social well-
being.Illnesses are health problems that affect your
Health proffessionals :A general practioner is a
doctor who treats the most common.A medical
specific is a doctor who treats specific illnesses
.Like dermatologist .People usually go to hospital if
they have a medical emergency .
3. TYPES OF ILLNESSES
Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms
Some examples are influenza and chicken pox.
Non-infectious aren´t caused by microorganisms .
Like allergies ,obesity …
4. INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Most types of bacteria are harmless to humans ,but some
of them can cause diseases like tuberculosis.
Many viruses are harmful to human beings .Like flu
or AIDS .We can treat some of these viral infections with
antiviral medicines .Some protozoans can cause serious
infections diseases like malaria .Some fungi cause
diseases of the skin ,hair and nails .Athele´s foot is a
common example .
5. INFECTIONS ARE CAUSED BY :
Contact with contaminated objects
Consumption of contaminated food
Consumption of contaminated water
6. PREVENT INFECTIOUS DISSEASES AND
Vaccines is a subtance that contains weak or dead
microorganisms .When a doctor gives you a
vaccination , the microorganisms in the vaccine
can´t hurt you.
To prevent infectious disseases you have to :
Wash your hands
Brush your teeth
Keep your pets healthy
Wash raw fruits and vegetables
Don´t walk barefoot