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Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

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Infection in Childhood
Infection in Childhood
Dr Maysara Abdelaziz
Dr Maysara Abdelaziz
Consultant Paediatrician
Consultant Paediatrician
Infection in Childhood
Infection in Childhood
\u2022Cause:
Cause:
Viral
Viral
Bacterial
Bacterial
Parasitic
Parasitic
Fungal
Fungal
Mode of transmission
Mode of transmission
\u2022airborne transmission
airborne transmission - transmission of an infection through inhaling airborne droplets of
- transmission of an infection through inhaling airborne droplets of
the disease, which may exist in the air as a result of a cough or sneeze from an infected person.
the disease, which may exist in the air as a result of a cough or sneeze from an infected person.
\u2022blood-borne transmission
blood-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through contact with infected
- transmission of an infection through contact with infected
blood, such as when sharing hypodermic needles.
blood, such as when sharing hypodermic needles.
\u2022direct contact transmission
direct contact transmission - transmission of an infection through a direct body
- transmission of an infection through a direct body
surface-to-body contact with an infected person.
surface-to-body contact with an infected person.
\u2022insect-borne transmission
insect-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through insects, such as
- transmission of an infection through insects, such as
mosquitoes, which draw blood from an infected person and then bite a healthy person.
mosquitoes, which draw blood from an infected person and then bite a healthy person.
\u2022food-borne transmission
food-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through consuming contaminated
- transmission of an infection through consuming contaminated
food.
food.
\u2022
water-borne transmission
water-borne transmission - transmission of an infection through contact with contaminated
- transmission of an infection through contact with contaminated
water.
water.
\u2022
sexual transmission
sexual transmission - transmission of an infection through sexual contact, including intercourse.
- transmission of an infection through sexual contact, including intercourse.

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