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GF&G LS 2.8-2.10

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
infectious agent something that can get inside your body, multiply and cause disease
host an organism that harbors for another organism
droplet transmission a way that an infectious disease can be transmitted Droplets containing an infectious agent are released into the air when an infected person sneezes, coughs, talks, or exhales. They then come into contact with another person’s eye, nose or mouth.
eradicated wiped out
vaccination the process by which a substance that protects a person from a disease is given
case study an observation of a person or group to use as a model
immunization a medical treatment that helps protect you from disease
vaccine a substance that protects a person from a disease
pasteurized to heat food to a temperature that is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria
sputum matter that is coughed up and mixed with saliva
Created by: gramsl