1.1 Learn About Germs and Infectious (Communicable) Disease

Holmgren-Disease Prevention

 Health  7  

Communicable and NoncommunicableDiseases

  1.1  Learn about germs and infectious (communicable) disease

Health Standards Met--1,3 

Read the article

Learn about germs and infectious disease.

 After reading the article answer the following questions.

1.     Germs live everywhere and most are harmless.  However, some germs can cause serious disease. What are the 5 categories of germs listed in the article? 


2.      Strep throat and tuberculosis are diseases caused by what germ?

      3.     Disease-causing bacteria produce very powerful chemicals that damage cells and make people sick.

                 What are those powerful chemicals called? 

      4.     The germs that are much smaller than cells and contain genetic material are known as _______?

      5.     How do viruses reproduce?

      6.     Name 6 diseases caused by viruses.

      7.     Yeast and mushrooms are examples of this type of germ?

      8.     What illnesses can the type of germ listed in your answer above can cause?


     9.     Single-celled organisms that behave like tiny animals and can live harmlessly in your intestinal tract are 

               known as_________________.


      10. These single-celled organisms can cause what diseases? 


    11.Protozoa spend part of their life cycle living in food, soil, water or insects and can be enter the human 

                body through food and water. The protozoa that causes the disease malaria is transmitted by______?


      12. Tapeworms and roundworms are examples of larger parasites known as ____________?


    13. List 3 ways to prevent germs from entering your body and infection occurring.