How to Prevent Disease Transmission


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A vaccination helps to:

I. Prevent you from getting sick

II. Prevent you from passing on any germs

III. Prevent others from getting sick

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1. What should you do when you cough or sneeze?

2. Avoid touching your _____ with your hands, unless you absolutely have to and your hands are clean.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What should you do to help avoid the spread of disease if you are sick? How do those in the medical field control the transmission of disease? This quiz/worksheet will assess your knowledge of these kinds of topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you use this assessment, you can expect to be tested on:

  • What a vaccination is used for
  • What you should do when you cough or sneeze
  • Which parts of your body you should avoid touching to prevent getting sick
  • The things to do with food at your home to help prevent disease transmission
  • What to wear when working in a medical environment to avoid the transmission of disease

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what vaccinations help with and what to avoid touching when you are around someone who is sick
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to avoid spreading germs when you cough or sneeze
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain what to do with food to help avoid the spread of disease

Additional Learning

Learn more about this health topic by using the lesson titled How to Prevent Disease Transmission. This lesson provides the following information:

  • Things to do to avoid getting sick in the first place
  • The best way to avoid spreading sickness in school or the workplace
  • How disinfection helps to control the spread of germs