Health & Safety
Method of Disease
The childhood diseases are usually spread by direct contact or indirectly via the respiratory or alimentary routes. Direct contact means touching one person by another, such as walking hand-in-hand, kissing or any other instance where skin comes in contact with skin.
Indirect contact includes handling of objects such as pencils, apples, handkerchiefs, papers or desks freshly contaminated by an infected person.
Airborne spread on the other hand, does not require touching or handling of persons or things. The germs are breathed in by another. The infected person may have left the room or program/school long before the airborne transmission interval is rather brief.
Rules to prevent the transmission of the disease:
1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water, particularly after toilet and before eating.
2. Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. Use handkerchief of tissue.
3. Stay home when ill. Contact your doctor.