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CHAPTER 6                                                                                   INFECTION AND VACCINATION






























































           CAUSES OF INFECTIONS                         Infections are spread by:
           The common causes of                         ● Air (e.g. TB, chicken pox).
           Infections in Ireland are:                   ● Droplet, sneezing and coughing (e.g., mumps, rubella,
                                                           common cold).
           ● Bacteria (e.g., salmonella,
              TB, E.Coli).                              ● Direct contact (e.g., salmonella from eating uncooked
                                                           chicken, and sexually transmitted diseases such as
           ● Viruses (e.g., common cold,                   syphilis).
              flu, winter vomiting bug).
                                                        ● Indirect contact (e.g., salmonella from a sandwich made
           ● Fungi (e.g., thrush, athletes                 by the unwashed hands of a person infected with
              foot).                                       salmonella).

                                                        ● Vectors - e.g., mosquitoes spreading malaria.







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