Communicable•Diseases By: Kimberly Hoover

Communicable Diseases also known as infectious diseases or transmissible diseases are illnesses that come from infection. Communicable Diseases are easily spreadable from person to person and cause widespread problems.

Pneumonia is an example of a communicable disease. It affects the lungs mostly. Pneumonia inflames air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid. It makes people sick and some of the symptoms are coughing, fever, chills, and a difficulty breathing.

Pneumonia is one of the communicable diseases that can be cured. The way it can be cured is through antibiotics and cough syrup. Sometimes severe cases need other medications and breathing treatments. Many doctors can prescribe these medications to you or you can get them over the counter.

There are many, many ways to prevent you from getting sick with pneumonia. Some ways to stop you from getting pneumonia is to stop smoking if you smoke. Smokers are likely to get pneumonia than nonsmokers. Also, if you wash your hands often than you have a better chance not to get pneumonia than those who don't wash there hands very often.

There are some ways to further prevent getting or catching pneumonia. A way is to get the “pneumococcal vaccine”. The vaccine may not prevent pneumonia but, it can prevent some of the serious complications of pneumonia like infection in the bloodstream or throughout the body.


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