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Infectious Diseases

contact with an infected person can be direct (such as hugging) or indirect (such as inhaling droplets sneezed into the air)
contact with a contaminated object drinking from a sick person's cup
contact with an infected animal when an animal bite or scratch transmits a disease (such as a raccoon transmitting rabies)
contact with an environmental source when certain bacteria or viruses that live naturally in food, soil, and water spread illnesses
toxin a poison produced by some bacteria
infectious disease an illness that can pass from one organism to another
vaccine a substance introduced into the body to stimulate the production of chemicals that destroy specific viruses or bacteria
antibiotics chemicals that can kill bacteria without harming a person's cells
antibiotic resistance when some bacteria are able to survive in the presence of antibiotics
Created by: jlodico