Communicable Disease Nursing

Florence V.Quintana RN

Host and Microbial Interaction
INTRODUCTION Although most microorganisms live in harmony with the human body, some—called pathogens—can infect the body and cause disease. Infectious diseases range from mild illnesses, such as a cold, to fatal illnesses, such as AIDS. We occasionally come into contact with people or animals that are infected and thus expose ourselves to the pathogens of their diseases. In fact, our environment is such that everyday we live with some risk of exposure to diseases.

Communicable Disease = any disease that spreads from one host to another, either directly or indirectly Contagious Disease = disease that easily spreads directly from one person to another Infectious Disease = disease not transmitted by ordinary contact but require a direct inoculation through a break in a previously intact mucous membrane. On the other hand, all contagious diseases are infectious.

Examples of communicable diseases include herpes, malaria, mumps, HIV/AIDS, influenza, chicken pox, ringworm, and whooping cough. Cancer, on the other hand, is not a communicable disease.

Carrier – is an individual who harbors the organism and is capable of transmitting it to a susceptible host without showing manifestations of the disease. Contact - is any person or animal who is in close association with an infected person, animal, or freshly soiled material

Classification of Infectious  Based on Occurrence of Disease: Diseases:
1. Sporadic Disease = disease that occurs only occasionally & irregularly with no specific pattern i.e. botulism, tetanus 2. Endemic Disease = constantly present in a population, country or community i.e. Pulmonary Tuberculosis; malaria

3. Epidemic Disease = patient acquire the disease in a relatively short period of time ; greater than normal number of cases in an area within a short period of time i.e, cholera; typhoid 4. Pandemic Disease = epidemic disease that occurs worldwide i.e. HIV infection; SARS

Based on Severity or Duration of Disease 1. Acute Disease = develops rapidly (rapid onset) but lasts only a short time i.e. measles, mumps, influenza

2. Chronic Disease = develops more slowly (insidious onset) disease likely to be continual or recurrent for long periods i.e. TB, Leprosy 3. Subacute Disease = intermediate between acute and chronic i.e. bacterial endocarditis 4. Latent Disease = causative agent remains inactive for a time but then becomes active to produce symptoms of the disease i.e. chickenpox → shingles (zoster); amoebiasis

Based on Extent of Affected Host’s Body 1. Local Infection = microbes invade a relatively small area of the body 2. Generalized (Systemic) Infection = spread throughout the body by blood or lymph i.e. measles 3. Focal Infection = local infection that spread but are confined to specific areas of the body

Based on State of Host Resistance: 1. Primary Infection = acute infection that causes the initial illness 2. Secondary Infection = one caused by an opportunistic pathogen after primary infection has weakened the body’s defenses 3. Subclinical (Inapparent Infection) = does not cause any noticeable illness

Stages of Disease

Incubation Period
- time interval between the initial infection and the 1st appearance of any s/sx - patient is not yet aware of the disease Prodromal Period - early, mild appearance of symptoms of the disease Period of Illness  Time of greatest symptomatic experience ( pt. is sick) - overt s/sx of disease WBC may increase or decrease can result to death if immune response or medical intervention fails

Period of Decline s/sx subside pathogen replication is brought under control vulnerable to secondary infection Period of Convalescence

Replication of pathogenic organisms is stopped

regains strength and the body returns to its pre diseased state = recovery has occurred

Nurse Alert!!!!

Note that in the case of acquired immunity against a pathogen the progress of disease may end during the prodromal period as a consequence of the rapid immune system response to the infection. For example, acquired immunity might be as a consequence of vaccination or previous natural exposure to the pathogen.

Definitions:  Symptoms subjective evidence of disease that is experienced or perceived subjective changes in body function noted by patient but not apparent to an observer  Signs objective evidence of a disease the physician can observe and measure  Syndrome a specific group of signs and symptoms that accompany a particular disease

Incidence the number of people in a population who develop a disease during a particular time period Prevalence = the number of people in a population who develop a disease, regardless of when it appeared = refers to both old and new cases

INFECTION - condition caused by the entry and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms within the host body

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CONDITIONS THAT AFFECT INFECTION DEVELOPMENT Pathogenicity – ability to cause disease Infective dose (sufficient number of microorganisms needed to initiate infection) Virulence ( disease severity) and Invasiveness of microorganisms ( ability to enter and move through tissue) Organisms specificity ( host preference) Resistance of the host Immunity of the host **Cycle of infection must be completed**

Chain of Infection

Chain of Infection
The chain begins with the existence of a specific pathogenic microorganism The second link is the reservoir, an environment where the pathogen can survive.

Chain of Infection

The third link is the means of escape from the reservoir. ( Mode of Exit )

The fourth link is the mode of transmission from the reservoir to the host.

Chain of Infection
The fifth link is the means of entry into the host ( Mode of entry)

And the last link is the host's susceptibility to the pathogenic microorganism

Infection control: 1st line of defense

Hand hygiene, first line of defense and the most important practice in preventing infection. Handwashing – single most important way of preventing transfer of microorganisms

- is the condition of being secure against any particular disease, particularly the power which a living organism possesses to resist and overcome infection - is the resistance that an individual has against disease


IMMUNE SYSTEM PROTECTION AGAINST INFECTIVE OR ALLERGIC DISEASES BY A SYSTEM OF ANTIBODIES, IMMUNOGLOBULINS AND RELATED RESISTANCE FACTORS. ANTIBODY - a specific immune substance produced by the lymphocytes of the blood of tissue juices of man or animal in response to the introduction into the body of an antigen


1. 2. 3.

Not long lasting Multiple doses needed Booster dose needed

2. ATTENUATED ( LIVE WEAKENED ORGANISM) 1. single dose needed 2. long lasting immunity ** all vaccines lose their potency after a certain time.


NATURAL =innate; within the HOST; Immune System ACQUIRED = outside the HOST Natural = active or passive Artificial = active or passive

Types of Immunity A. NATURAL : 1. Natural active – through exposure or diseases; had the disease & recovered 2. Natural Passive – maternal antibodies; acquired through placental transfer

B. ARTIFICIAL ( Laboratory ) 1. Artificial active – introduction of antigen Ex. Vaccines ; toxoids ( No exposure yet; preventive measure) = gives long immunity – months to years 2. Artificial passive- introduction of antibodies Ex. Antitoxins; immunoglobulin ( gammaglobulin), antiserum, convalescent serum Ex. TAT ( tetanus antitoxin) ( w/ exposure to the causative agent) = gives short immunity – 3-4 weeks




Outside the host





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Infection control and prevention
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Immunization Active Passive

- is the induction or introduction of specific protective antibodies in a susceptible person or animal, or the production of cellular immunity in such a person or animal. - A PROCESS BY WHICH RESISTANCE TO AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE IS INDUCED OR AUGMENTED.

Active Immunization
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

BCG DPT OPV/IPV Measles MMR TB Hepatitis B Varicella Hemophilus influenzae B (Hib)

Active immunization not routinely given
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Cholera vaccine Rabies Typhoid Influenza A & B Meningococcal Pneumococcal vaccine HPV vaccine

Passive immunization
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Diphtheria antitoxin Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) Measles immunoglobulin Varicella immunoglobulin (VZIG) Rabies Human immunoglobulin (RIG) Tetanus human immunoglobulin (TIG) Tetanus Toxin ( ATS)



What damages vaccine ??

Heat and sunlight damages vaccine Esp. LIVE VACCINE

Freezing damages the KILLED vaccine And TOXOID

Use water only in cleaning the refrigerator Or freezer. ( antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents Or alcohol lessen potency of vaccine )

Cold Chain System

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immunization) 1. Tb 2. Measles 3. Diphtheria, Pertussis 4. Polio , 5. Tetanus 6. Hepatitis

EPI : PPD 996 GOAL : universal child immunization ( Proc. No. 6) Common Goal to Prevent childhood diseases covered by the EPI ( expanded program



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Expanded Program of Immunization
BCG At birth ID Once None, mild fever, local rxn

DPT MMR OPV Measles Hep B

6 weeks 15 wks 6 weeks 9 mos At birth


3 x (4weeks int) Local rxn, acute encephalopathy

oral SQ IM

3 x (4wks int) Once 3 x ( 2,4,6 )

None Fever Mild local rxn

Special-use Vaccine
Meningoccocal Rabies Typhoid Japanese encep Pneumococcal Epidemic areas Exposures travellers travellers immunocompro SQ ID/IM IM SC IM/SQ None Local rxn Local rxn Anaphylactic Local rxn

Contraindications when giving immunizations:

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Severe febrile illness Live virus vaccine are generally not administered with altered immune system Allergic reaction

Permanent C.I.
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Allergy Encephalopathy without known cause Convulsion within 7 days after Pertussis vaccine

Temporary C.I
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Pregnancy Immunocompromised Very severe disease Previously received blood product/transfusion

Reservoirs of Infection:
= any site where the pathogen can multiply or merely survive until it is transferred to the host

Human Reservoir
= principal living reservoir of human disease 1. Direct Transmission = usually associated with signs and symptoms 2. Carriers = harbor the pathogen without associated signs and symptoms

Types of Carriers:
Incubatory Carrier - capable of transmitting pathogens during the incubation period Convalescent Carrier - transmit disease during convalescence or recovery period Active Carrier - completely recovered from disease but continue to harbor the pathogen indefinitely Passive Carrier - carry the pathogen without ever having the disease

Susceptible Host
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Recognition of high risk patients Immunocompromised DM Surgery Burns Elderly

Preventing the Spread of Communicable Disease
Community vs. Nosocomial

Community Acquired Infection
- infection present or incubating at the time of consultation

Nosocomial Infection or hospital acquired
- infection that develop during the course of hospital stay
& was not evident at time of admission
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Percentage of Nosocomial 17% Infections Surgical 34% UTI
13% 14% 22% LRI Bacteremia Other (incldng skin Infxn)

Factors for Nosocomial Infection Microorganism/Hospital Environment  Most common cause Staph aureus, Staph Enterococci E. coli, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, Klebsiella Clostridium Difficile Fungi ( C. Albicans) Other ( Gram (-) bacteria)  70% are drug resistant bacteria Compromised Host  One whose resistance to infection is impaired by broken skin, mucous membranes and a suppressed immune system


General Control Measures
Prevention of Airborne Contamination
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Cover mouth and nose ( coughing or sneezing) Limit number of persons in a room Removal of dirt and dust Open room to fresh air and sunlight Roll linens together Remove bacteria from the air (air filters)

Handling of Food and Eating Utensils

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Use high quality foods Proper refrigeration and storage of food Proper washing, preparing, and cooking of food Proper disposal of uneaten food Proper hand washing Proper disposal of oral and nasal secretion Cover hair and wear clean clothes and apron Provide periodic health exam for kitchen workers Keep cutting boards clean Prohibit anyone with respiratory or GIT disease from handling food Rinse and wash utensils with a temperature above 80°C

Handling of Fomites
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Use disposable equipments Sterilize or disinfect equipment Use individual equipment for each patient Use single use thermometers Empty bedpans and urinals properly and wash with hot water, store in dry ,clean area or storage Place used linens and personal care equipments, and soiled laundry in a bag

Medical Asepsis  CLEAN TECHNIQUE: Involves procedures and practices that reduce the number and transfer of pathogens  Will exclude pathogens ONLY Attained by:  Frequent and thorough hand washing  Personal grooming  Proper cleaning of supplies and equipment  Disinfection  Proper disposal of needles, contaminated materials and infectious waste  Sterilization

Surgical Asepsis  STERILE TECHNIQUE : Practices used to render and keep objects and areas sterile  Exclude ALL microorganism Attained by:  Use strict aseptic precautions for invasive procedures  Scrub hands and fingernails before entering O.R.  Use sterile gloves, masks, gowns and shoe covers  Use sterile solutions and dressings  Use sterile drapes and create an sterile field  Heat –sterilized surgical instruments

1. Universal Precaution ( Standard Precaution )
Defined by center for disease control (CDC) 1996  Primary strategy for reducing the risk of & controlling Nosocomial infections  Used for care of all hospitalized patients, regardless of diagnosis and are presumed infectious  Protect healthcare workers from contamination and infection ( i.e. HIV, HBV) Hand Washing  Routine: Plain (non microbial) soap  Outbreak Control: Antimicrobial/Antiseptic Agent  Wash After: 1.touching blood and other body fluids 2. touch contaminated items 3. removal of gloves 4. between patient contact, task, procedure

Infection Control Signage

Universal Precaution Materials

Gloves  Must be worn when touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions and contaminated items, mucous membranes and non- intact skin  Change gloves between tasks or procedures  Remove gloves after use and before going to another patient Masks, Eye Protection, Face Shields, Gowns  Wear in procedures that can generate splashes or sprays of blood, body fluids, secretions or excretions or cause soiling of clothing Environmental Control  Routine care, cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces

Patient Care Equipment  Prevent contaminating yourself or transfer microbes to others  Properly clean, disinfect or sterilize  Dispose single – use items Linens  Handled, transported and processed to prevent contamination and transfer of microorganisms Occupational Health and Blood –borne Pathogens  Never recap used needles  Puncture – resistant containers

Revised C.D.C. Isolation Precaution

2. Transmission-Based Precautions
The second tier of precaution  Precaution are instituted for patients who are known to be or suspected of being infected with highly transmissible infection.

( centers for disease control)

1. Airborne precautions  2.Droplet precautions  3.Contact precautions

Infection Control Signage

Infection Control Signage

Infection Control Signage

( Barrier Technique)  mask  gloves  gown  shoe cover  goggles

Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE)

Transmission based precautions for Hospitalized patient :
Category Precautio n

Single Room
Yes, with (-) air pressure ventilation Yes








Yes, mask for persons close to patient yes







- is a protective procedure that limits the spread of infectious diseases among hospitalized clients, hospital personnel, and visitors. It is the separation from other persons of an individual suffering from a communicable disease. - other terms are: protective aseptic technique or barrier technique.

Quarantine - is the limitation of

freedom of movement of persons or animals which have been exposed to communicable disease / s for a period of time equivalent to the longest incubation period of that disease. Surveillance -

Seven categories recommended in isolation

Strict isolation
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Use mask , gown and gloves (MUST) Private room For highly contagious or virulent infections

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Contact isolation Respiratory isolation TB isolation Enteric isolation Drainage/secretion precaution Universal precaution when handling blood and body fluids

Type : STRICT Purpose: Prevent Transmission of highly contagious or virulent infections spread by air and contact Specification:
Private Room – necessary Hand Washing – X Gown – X Masks – X Gloves – X Articles – Discard or bag and label and send for decontamination and reprocessing. Diseases requiring Isolation – Diphtheria (pharyngeal) , Lassa fever, Smallpox , Varicella.

Type : Purpose:

Prevent Transmission of highly transmissible infections that do not require strict isolation.
Private Room – necessary Hand Washing – X Gown – wear if soiling is likely Masks – wear in close contact with client Gloves – wear if touching infective material. Articles – Discard or bag and label and send for decontamination and reprocessing.



Diseases requiring Isolation – Acute Resp. infection in infant and young children, Herpes simplex, Impetigo, multiple resistant bacterial infection.

Type : Respiratory Purpose:

Prevent Transmission of infectious diseases primarily over short distances by air droplets.
Private Room – necessary Hand Washing – X Gown – not necessarily Masks – wear in close contact with client Gloves – not necessarily Articles – Discard or bag and label and send and reprocessing.


for decontamination

Disease requiring Isolation – Measles, Meningitis, Pneumonia,
Hemophilus Influenza in children , Mumps.

Type :


Purpose: For client with PTB who

has positive sputum or chest x-ray that indicates active disease
Private Room – necessary Hand Washing – X Gown – Wear if soiling is likely Masks – wear if client is coughing and does not consistently cover mouth Gloves – not necessarily Articles – Rarely involved in transmission of TB. Should still be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected.


Disease requiring Isolation – Tuberculosis

Type : Enteric Purpose:


To prevent infections that are transmitted by direct or indirect contact with feces.

Specification: Private Room – Indicated if client’s hygiene is poor and there is risk of contamination with infective materials. Hand Washing – X Gown – wear if soiling is likely Masks – not necessary Gloves – wear if touching infective material Articles – Discard or bag and label and send for decontamination and reprocessing.

Disease requiring Isolation – Hepatitis, viral (type A), Gastroenteritis caused by
highly etiology. infectious organism cholera, Diarrhea,

acute with infectious

Type : Drainage-

secretion precautions
material or drainage

Purpose: To prevent infections that are transmitted by direct or
indirect contact with purulent

from infected site.

Private Room – not necessary Hand Washing – X Gown – wear if soiling is likely Masks – not necessary Gloves – wear if touching infective material Articles – Discard or bag and label and send reprocessing. decubitus- ulcer skin or wound

for decontamination and

Disease requiring Isolation – Abscess, Burn infection, conjunctivitis,

Type :

Blood- body fluid precaution

Purpose: To prevent infections that are transmitted by direct or indirect contact with blood or body fluid. Specification: Private Room – Only if client’s hygiene is poor
Hand Washing – X Gown – Wear if soiling with blood or body fluid is likely Masks – not necessary Gloves – wear if touching blood or body fluid. Articles – Discard or bag and label and send for decontamination and reprocessing.

Disease requiring Isolation – AIDS, Hepatitis, viral (Type B)
Malaria, Syphilis, primary and secondary.

Reverse Isolation
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Protective or neutropenic isolation Used for patients with severe burns, leukemia, transplant, immuno deficient persons, receiving radiation treatment, leukopenic patients Those that enter the room must wear masks and sterile gowns to prevent from introducing microorganisms to the room

- VISITORS - report to nurses’ station before entering the room - MASKS – worn in patients room - GOWNS – prevent clothing contamination - GLOVES – for body fluids and non intact skin - HANDWASHING - after touching patient or potentially contaminated articles and after removing gloves - articles discarded, cleaned or sent for decontamination and reprocessing - room remains closed - patients wear masks during transport

Additional Pointers
Regarding Disposal Precaution Secretion: Patient should be instructed to expectorate into tissue held close to mouth. Suction catheters and gloves should be disposed of in impervious, sealed bags. Excretion: Strict attention should be paid to careful hand washing; disease can be spread by oral- fecal route. Blood: needles and syringes should be disposable. Used needles should not be recapped. They should be placed in a puncture-resistant container that is prominently labeled “ Isolation “ Specimens should be labeled “ Blood Precaution”.

Environmental Control

Routine care, cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces PRECAUTIONS FOR INVASIVE PROCEDURES:

wear gloves during all invasive procedure + goggles + mask

Work Practice Precaution

Prevent injuries caused by needles, scalpels and other sharps instrument or devices when cleaning used instrument, when disposing of used needles  Do not recap used needles, bend , break nor remove them
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from disposable syringes or manipulate them. Place sharps in puncture resistant containers If gloves tears or a needle-stick or other injury occurs, REMOVE the gloves, wash hands, and wash sites of the needle stick thoroughly then put new gloves

Report injuries and mucous membrane exposure to appropriate infection control officer.

Waste management

is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials. Involves:
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1. sharps 2.Solid infectious – cotton swab, dressing 3. Anatomic Infectious – placenta / organ 4.Solid non-infectious – used IV / bottle IV 5.General waste – scrap paper / food material

Philippines set-up

black plastic bags are for nonbiodegradable and noninfectious
wastes such as cans, bottles, tetrabrick containers, styropor, straw, plastic, boxes,  wrappers, newspapers.

Green plastic bags are biodegradable wastes such as fruits and vegetables' peelings, leftover food flowers, leaves, and twigs.

Philippines set-up

Yellow plastic bags are for infectious waste
such as disposable materials used for collection of blood and body fluids like diapers, sanitary pads, incontinent  pads; materials (like tissue paper) with blood secretions and other exudates; dressings, bandages, used cotton balls, gauze; IV tubings, used syringes; Foleys catheter/ tubings; gloves and drains.

Means of controlling the spread of CD

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Elimination of the source of infection Interruption of transmission Protection of susceptible host.


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Blood/ vector borne Enteric diseases Eruptive fever Respiratory diseases CNS infection Diarrheal Diseases EMERGING DISEASES


Blood/ vector borne
a. DHF b. Malaria c. Leptospirosis d. Filiariasis


Enteric diseases
a. Typhoid fever b. Viral Hepatitis c. Schistosomiasis


Eruptive fever

a. Measles (Rubeola) b. Varicella c. German Measles ( Rubella) d. Small pox


Respiratory diseases
a. Pneumonia b. Diphtheria c. PTB d. Mumps

5. CNS Infections

a. Encephalitis b. Meningitis c.Meningococcemia d. Rabies e. Tetanus f. Snake bite a. E.coli b. Staphyloccus aureus c. Cholera d. Rotavirus e. Salmonella f. Parasitism

7. Emerging Diseases:  SARS Birds FLU

6.Diarrheal diseases


Dengue Fever, H-Fever, Dandy Fever, Breakbone Fever, Phil Hemorrhagic fever
Acute Febrile Disease  Flavivirus, dengue virus 1,2,3,4 Incidence: Rainy season, urban areas IP: 3 to 10 days ( average 4-6 days ** Life span of the mosquito is 4 months Pathognomonic sign: Herman’s rash

Pathogenesis 1. increased capillary fragility d/t immune complex reactions 2. thrombocytopenia d/t faulty maturation of megakaryocytes 3. decreased blood clotting factors

Dengue Fever, H-Fever, Dandy Fever, Breakbone Fever, Phil Hemorrhagic fever

Vector- Aedes aegypti

Day biting mosquito ( they appear 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset. Low flying ( Tiger mosquito – white stripes, gray wings )

- Breeds on clear stagnant water


 Fever

,acute, high continous, lasting for 2-7 days
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torniquet test  Spontaneous bleeding (petechiae,purpura,ecchymoses,pistaxis, gum bleeding, hematemesis, melena)  Laboratory: thrombocytopenia </= 100,000mm3, hemoconcentration- an increase of at least 20% in the hematocrit or its steady rise

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Assessment: Tourniquet test (Rumpel Leedes test) screening test, done by occluding the arm veins for about 5 minutes to detect capillary fragility.
Keep cuff inflated for 6 – 10 minutes ( child); 10-15 minutes ( adults)  Count the petechiae formation 1 square inch ( 20 petechiae/

Platelet count ( decreased) – confirmatory test

Classification of Dengue Fever according to severity

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Grade I – Dengue fever, saddleback fever plus constitutional signs and symptoms plus positive torniquet test Grade II – Stage I plus spontaneous bleeding, epistaxis, GI, cutaneous bleeding Grade III – Dengue Shock Syndrome, all of the following signs and symptoms plus evidence of circulatory failure Grade IV – Grade III plus profound shock and massive bleeding, undetectable BP and pulse

Laboratory criteria DHF:  Platelet count Thrombocytopenia <100,000  Hct – increased by 20 % or more

1st 2 clinical criteria plus 2 laboratory criteria or rising Hct – DHF( dengue hemorrhagic fever) Shock w/ high hematocrit and marked thrombocytopenia – DSS ( dengue shock syndrome)

Other :  PT (Prothrombin Time)  APTT (Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time)  Bleeding time  Coagulation time Period of communicability – pts. are usually infective to mosquito from a day before the febrile period to the end of it  The mosquito becomes infective from day 8 to 12 after the blood meal & remains infective all throughout life

Febrile phase 2-7 days
First 2 days Vascular injury Plasma leakage (+) petechiae , (+) TT

Dengue Fever

Vector caries virus (AEDES aegypti) Bite host ( IP 3-10d)
s/sx : Fever , headache, myalgia ,anorexia Vomiting, sorethroat, rashes


3rd day WBC, PLT Ct , Hct >20% (+) Pleural effussion

Dengue progress

Circulatory failure
-hypotension -narrow pulse pressure ,20mm Hg (shock)


S/sx: Mild dengue – abrupt onset of fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, anorexia, abdominal pain. Petecchiae, Herman’s rash (5th-7th day; purplish macules w/ blanched areas on extremities) Severe dengue – DHF/DSS *TRIAD: fever, rashes and muscle pain Bleeding leading to hypovolemic shock

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There is no effective antiviral therapy for dengue fever. Treatment is entirely SYMPTOMATIC Paracetamol for headache ( never give ASPIRIN) IVF for hydration & replacement of plasma BT for severe bleeding O2 therapy is indicated to all patients in shock Sedatives for anxiety & apprehension No IM injections Nasal packing with epinephrine Gastric lavage Giving cytoprotectors

Medical MX

Nursing Mx
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Symptomatic tx Mosquito free environment to avoid further transmission of infection Keep patient at rest during bleeding episodes VS must be promptly monitored For nose bleeding, maintain pt’s position in elevated trunk, apply ice bag to bridge of nose Observe for signs of shock Restore blood volume ( supine with legs elevated)

Dengue hemorrhagic Fever Program PREVENTION : DOH 1995
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C- hemically treated Mosquito Net L – arvae eating fish – Gold fish E – nvironmental Sanitation – 4 0’ clock

A – antimosquito soap – lanzones peeling N – atural mosquito repellant – Neem
tree , eucalyptus , oregano

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Cover water drums and water pails at all times to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Replace water in flower vases once a week. Clean all water containers once a week. Scrub the sides well to remove eggs of mosquitoes sticking to the sides. Clean gutters of leaves and debris so that rain water will not collect as breeding places of mosquitoes. Old tires used as roof support should be punctured or cut to avoid accumulation of water. Collect and dispose all unusable tin cans, jars, bottles and other items that can collect and hold water


Prevention & Control
The 4-S Against DENGUE 1. Search and destroy breeding places of dengue causing mosquitoes such as old tires, coconut husks, roof gutters, discarded bottles, flower vases & other containers that can hold clean stagnant water

2. Self – protection measures such as wearing of long sleeve shirts and long pants and using mosquito repellants are a must during daytime. 3. Seek early consultation when early signs such as fever and rashes set in 4. Say NO to indiscriminate fogging except for dengue outbreak


MALARIA (Ague) King of Tropical Disease
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Acute and chronic parasitic diseases Causative agent : Protozoa of genus Plasmodia 4 species of Protozoa:  1. Plasmodium falciparum ( malignant tertian)  Most fatal ; common in the Philippines  2. Plasmodium vivax ( Benign tertian)  Non-life threatening except for the very young & old ; manifest chills q48H on the 3rd day onward if untreated

MALARIA (Ague) King of Tropical Disease
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Plasmodium malariae (Quartan)  Less frequently seen ; non life threatening , fever & chills usually occur q72H usually on the 4th day after the onset  4. Plasmodium ovale  rare

Vector – Female Anopheles mosquito

Vector: (night biting)  Female anopheles mosquito or minimus flavirustris = infectious but not contagious = thrives in clear, free flowing shaded streams usually in the mountains = bigger in size than the ordinary mosquito = brown in color, usually does not bite a person in motion = assumes a 36 degree position when it alights on walls, trees, curtains and the like

Incubation Period:  1. 12 days for P. falcifarum  2. 14 days for P. vivax and Ovale  3. 30 days for P. malariae Period of Communicability:  Untreated or insufficiently treated patient may be the source of mosquito infection for more than three years in P. malariae; one to two years in P. vivax; and not more than one year on P. falcifarum


Anopheles mosquito >> gets parasites in the blood of infected person >>parasites multiply in mosquito >>parasites invade the salivary gland of mosquito >> mosquito bites the individual & thus, injects the parasites >> parasites invade RBC where they grow & undergo asexual propagation >> RBC ruptures or bursts releasing tiny organisms ( MEROZOITES) >> merozoites invade new batch Of RBC to start another schizonic cycle

Pathology  the most characteristic pathology of malaria is destruction of red blood cells, hypertrophy of the spleen and liver and pigmentation of organs.  The pigmentation is due to the phagocytocis of malarial pigments released into the blood stream upon rupture of red cells

Plasmodium Life Cycle


Transmission :

sporozoites, injected by anopheles mosquito

travel to human liver

mature to be released into a blood stream as merozoites

invade RBC as they undergo sexual reproduction to


RBC decreases deformability and oxygen transport, increase adhesion and fragility leading to anemia

produce zygotes

Clinical Manifestation
uncomplicated  fever, chills, sweating every 24 – 36 hrs  Complicated  sporulation or segmentation and rupture of erythrocytes occurs in the brain and visceral organs.  Cerebral malaria  changes of sensorium, severe headache and vomiting  seizures


Clinical manifestations :

1. Cold stage
Chilling sensation of the body ( 10-15 mins)  Chattering of lips, shakes  Keep the patient warm  Hot water bath  Expose to heat  Warm drinks  Last about 10-15min 2. . Hot stage (3-4Hrs)  Recurring high grade fever , headache , abdominal pain and vomiting  TSB , cold compress  Light clothing,


Clinical manifestation :
I. Cold stage ( 10-15mins)  II. Hot stage (3-4Hrs)  III. Wet stage  Profuse sweating  Keep patient comfortable  Keep them warm and dry  Increase fluid intake

Diagnostics: 1. Malarial smear - Peripheral blood extraction (extract blood at the height of fever or 2 hrs before chilling ( AGUE) 2. Rapid diagnostic test ( RDT) – blood test for malaria conducted outside the lab & in the field- result is within 10-15 mins. This is done to detect malarial parasite antigen in the blood. Pathonomonic sign: Stepladder fever

Medical Mgmt: A. IVF’s B. Anti- Malarial Drugs Chloroquine ( less toxic); Premaquine For chloroquine resistant plasmodium – quinine • Prophylaxis – chloroquine or mefloquine, pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine (fansidar) C. Erythrocyte exchange transfusion for rapid production of high levels of parasites in the blood.

Nursing Considerations

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If entering an endemic area, travellers are advised to take chloroquine from 1-2 weeks at weekly interval. Protection is good for 1 year Patient must be closely monitored Soaking of mosquito nets in an insecticide solution Bio pond for fish On stream clearing – cut vegetation overhanging stream banks to expose the breeding stream to sunlight Vectors peak biting is at night (9pm-3am)

Planting of neem tree ( repellant effect)  Zooprophylaxis ( deviate mosquito bite from man to animals  Wear long sleeves/ pants/Socks  Apply insect repellant on skin  Screening of houses Notes:  Malaria stricken mother can still breastfeed  Chloroquine ca be given to a pregnant woman  If there is drug resistance, give quinine SO4  BT in anemia  Dialysis in renal failure  Decreased fluids in cerebral edema  No meds to destroy sporozoites

Category of provinces
Category A – no significant improvement in malaria for the past 10 years. >1000 - Mindoro, isabela, Rizal, Zamboanga, Cagayan, Apayao, kalinga  Category B - <1000/year - Ifugao, abra, mt. province, ilocos, nueva ecija, bulacan, zambales, bataan, laguna  Category C – significant reduction -pampanga, la union, batangas, cavite, albay

Filariasis, Elephantiasis Lymphatic Filariasis
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Extremely debilitating and stigmatizing disease caused by PARASITIC worm Affect men, women and children Causes extensive disability, gross disfigurement. CAUSATIVE AGENT: Wuchereria bancrofti ( african eye worm)

Only live in lymphatic system

MOT : person to person by mosquito bite



Parasitic disease caused by an african eye worm ( microscopic thread like worm)
Wuchereria bancrofti & Brugia malayi  Wuchereria :Camarines norte/sur , albay , sorsogon , quezon , masbate , mindoro , romblon , marinduque , bohol , samar , leyte , palawan , sulu , tawi-tawi and basilan.  Malayi : Palawan , eastern samar , agusan ,sulu

Vector: Culex, Mansonia, Anopheles, Aedes

Filariasis ( elephantiasis )
Mosquito bites Aedes poiculus , culex faligans and anopheles flavirostris
Bites a person with lymphatic filariasis & infect the mosquito

Person infected – bitten by mosquito Transmitted to another person

Larvae migrate to LN, reach Sexual maturity & cycle is completed

Microscopic worms pass from mosquito Through the human skin, travel to LN , grow as adult

Adult worm lives for 7 yrs in lymph vessels Mate release into blood stream- microfilaria

Note: a person needs Many mosquito bite Over several months- years to get Filariasis

Organs affected : kidney & lymph system
Fluid collects and causes swelling in the arms, breast, legs and for men  genitalia  Swelling decrease function of lymph system

Susceptible to bacterial infection
Skin harden and thicken  ELEPHANTIASIS  Conjuctival filariasis  worm migrate eye  cause blindness if untreated known as Onchoceriasis.

Assessment : s/sx
Chills, headache and fever between 3 months and 1 year after the insect bite  Swelling redness and pain in arms ,legs or scrotum  Areas of abscesses may appear as result of drying worm or secondary bacterial infection  Lymphadenitis. Oophoritis, orchitis

Diagnostics :Nocturnal Blood smear
 Demonstration

of microfiliaria in fresh blood obtained between 10:00 to 2:00 am  Patient ‘s history must be taken and pattern of inflammation and signs of lymphatic obstruction must be observed.

Blood /vector-borne

Treatment :
Drugs  Ivermectin , albendazole and DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE (DEC)6mg/KBW in divided doses for 12 consecutive days  Eliminate the larvae  Impairing the adult worm’s ability to reproduce  Kill the adult worm  Surgery – excision of subcutaneous nodule  Elephantiasis of the legs – elevate and provide elastic bandages

Management Guidelines

Supportive Therapy
Paracetamol  Antihistamine for allergic reaction due to DEC  Vitamin B complex  Elevation of infected limb, elastic stocking

Health teachings  Environmental Sanitation

Mgmt: Environmental sanitation
 Personal

Hygiene  Provide mosquito nets  Long sleeves, long pants & socks  Mosquito repellant  Take yearly dose of medicine that kills worms circulating in the blood  Screening of houses

fever, Spirochetal jaundice, Japanese 7 Days fever, Leptospiral jaundice, Hemorrhagic jaundice, Swine Herds disease, Canicola fever  a zoonotic systemic infection caused by Leptospires, that penetrate intact and abraded skin through exposure to water, wet soil contaminated with urine of infected animals. Species:  L. Manilae, L. Canicula, L. Pyrogens  Incubation Period: 6-15 days

Leptospirosis (Weil’s Weil’s disease,disease) fever, Flood Mud fever, Trench

Spirochete, Leptospira interrogans, gram (-)  Weil’s syndrome – severe form MOT:  Contact of skin or open wound from soil water contaminated with urine or feces of infected rats (main host)  INGESTION OF CONTAMINATED FOOD/H2O

S/SX: Anicteric Type (without jaundice)  manifested by fever, conjunctival infection  signs of meningeal irritation Icteric Type (Weil Syndrome)  Hepatic and renal manifestation  Jaundice, hepatomegally  Oliguria, anuria which progress to renal failure  Shock, coma, CHF  Convalescent Period

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Clinical history and manifestation Culture
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Blood: during the 1st week CSF: from the 5th to the 12th day Urine: after the 1st week until convalescent period

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LAAT (Leptospira Agglutination Test) other laboratory BUN,CREA, liver enzymes


Penicillin 50000 units/kg/day  Tetracycline 20-40mg/kg/day

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Non-specific Supportive and symptomatic Administration of fluids & electrolytes Peritoneal dialysis for renal failure


Blood /vector-borne

Prevention Control & Nursing Considerations:
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Avoidance of exposure to urine & tissues from infected animals ( flood) Rodent Control Hygienic control in slaughterhouses, farmyard buildings & bathing pools Use of protective clothing & boots Primarily a disease of domesticated & wild animals transmitted via direct or indirect contact. It enters the skin, mucus membrane, conjunctiva, inhalation Disease is usually short lived & mild but severe infection can damage kidneys & liver



Typhoid Fever
Salmonella typhosa, gram (-)  Carried only by humans Bacterial infection transmitted by contaminated water, milk, shellfish ( oyster ) & other foods Infection of the GIT affecting the lymphoid tissue ( payer’s patches) of the small intestine Most severe form of salmonellosis caused by salmonella typhi MOT: oral fecal route 5 F’s : Fingers, Fomites, Flies, Feces, Food & Fluids

Oral ingestion Bloodstream Reticuloendothelial system (lymph node, spleen, liver) Bloodstream Gallbladder Peyer’s patches of SI ulceration necrosis and

Typhoid Fever Ulceration of the Peyer's Patches

Typhoid Fever
Clinical Manifestations: Incubation Period: 1-2 weeks 1. Prodromal – 1st week: Step ladder fever 40-41 deg, headache, abdominal pain, GI manifestations 3 cardinal signs of pyrexial stage: 1.ROSE SPOTS ( irregular rashes found on the chest, abdomen, back 2. Remittent fever ( ladder like) 3. Spleenomegaly

Typhoid Fever Rose Spots

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2. Fastidial = 2nd week ( Typhoid) a. High fever, typhoid psychosis w/ hallucination, confusion, delirium

Drug of choice: Antibiotics
1. Chloramphenicol  2. Ampicillin  3. Cotrimoxazole

b. Severe abdominal pain c Sordes typhoid state

1st week step ladder fever (BLOOD) 2nd week rose spot and fastidial  typhoid psychosis (URINE & STOOL) 3rd week (complications) intestinal bleeding, perforation, peritonitis, encephalitis, 4th week (lysis) decreasing S/SX 5th week (convalescence)

Dx: Blood culture (typhi dot) 1st week Stool and urine culture 2nd week Widal test Mgmt: Chloramphenicol, Amoxicillin, Sulfonamides, Ciprofloxacin, Ceftriaxone ** Observe standard precaution until 3 negative stool culture**

Nursing Interventions
Environmental Sanitation  Food handlers sanitation permit  Supportive therapy  Assessment of complications (occuring on the 2nd to 3rd week of infection ) - typhoid psychosis, typhoid meningitis - typhoid ileitis

Schistosomias/Snail Fever/Bilharziasis/Katayama
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Causative agent : Oriental Blood Fluke Schistosoma japonicum (affects intestinal tract) S. hematobium ( affects urinary tract) S. mansoni ( affects intestinal tract)
IP: 2 months Source: feces of infected persons

Dogs, pigs, cows, carabaos, monkeys, wild rats

serve as HOSTS

Pathogenesis- Snail fever
Larvae ( cercaria)

Ulceration in the mucosa Eggs able to escape in the lumen Of intestine, excreted in the feces Some eggs carried by portal Circulation, filtered in the Liver , formed granulomas Granulomas are resolved & replaced by fibrous tissues Scar formation occur Diseases progresses Liver enlarges due To increasing fibrosis Blood flow interrupted Result to portal hypertension

Penetrate skin Work their way to Liver venous portal circulation In portal vessel , they mature in 1-3 months
Mature worms live in copula in the portal vessels Migrate to some part of the body Female cercaria lays egg in the blood vessels Large intestine or bladder

Schistosomias/Snail Fever/Bilharziasis/Katayama
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Causative agent : Oriental Blood Fluke Schistosoma japonicum (affects intestinal tract) S. hematobium ( affects urinary tract) S. mansoni ( affects intestinal tract)
IP: 2 months Cycle: Egg - larvae (miracidium) - intermediary host (oncomelania quadrasi/tiny amphibious snail) – cercaria ( infective stage)

Egg larvae (miracidi um

intermediary host (oncomelania quadrasi/tiny amphibious snail)

Schistosomias/Snail Fever
MOT: penetration of cercaria to the skin >parasites live in the blood vessels of intestines>cercaria migrates to the liver for maturation> gets out of the liver & goes against blood flow> obstruction of hepatic portal vessels> inc pressure>portal hpn>leads to esophageal & gastric varices, ascites & hepatomegaly

Assessment :
 Swimmer’s

itch or cercarial dermattitis – itching within 24hrs after penetration of the skin by cercaria last 2-3 days  Migratory phase : sensitized individual develop systemic reaction of FEVER, CHILLS , SWEATING , DIARRHEA , COUGH and EOSINOPHILIA  Acute Phase : (+) fever , generalized lympagenopathy, hepatomegaly and splenomegaly ( KATAYAMA FEVER) 2-3 weeks after initial infection and last for 1-2 months

 Fecalysis

or direct stool exam  Kato katz technique  Liver and rectal biopsy  ELISA ( enzyme link Immunosorbent Assay)  COPT ( circum-oval precipitin test) confirmatory diagnostic test

Prevention : proper disposal of feces ;
snail control

Treatment: Praziquantel for 6 mos PO  Fuadin

Prevention & Nursing Considerations:
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Wear knee rubber boots Avoid washing clothes or bathing in streams Use potable water supply Proper & sanitary disposal of human feces Snail control may be undertaken by chemicals ( Niclosemide)- Molluscides Annual stool exam in endemic places Educate people about transmission Proper maintenance of Latrine

Viral hepatitis


A diffuse inflammation of the cells of the liver that produces liver enlargement and jaundice
 Hepatitis

A (HAV) – fecal-oral route  Hepatitis B ( HBV) – contact with body fluids  Hepatitis C (HCV) – percutaneous exposure to blood ( non A non B)  Hepatitis D (HDV)- contact with body fluids  Hepatitis E (HEV) – water , fecal-oral route






Fecal oralParenteral Blood Same w/ B Fecal oral Percutaneou transfusio n s placental During IP Entire clinical course Years if carrier As carrier- Througho Unknown indefinite ut clinical disease 1 wk before clinical onset

commu Till 1 wk nicabilit after y onset of jaundice

Virus infect liver-interlobular infiltration Necrosis and hyperplasia of kuffer cells Failure of the bile to reach intestine in normal amount Obstructed jaundice s/sx: dark urine, pale feces, itchness Liver cell damage Necrosis and autolytic type destroy parenchyma

Assessment : s/sx
 Prodromal


/ Preicteric  S – symptoms of URTI  W – weight loss  A – anorexia , chills , fever  R – right upper quadrant pain  M – malaise  Icteric  J – jaundice  A – acholic tool  B – bile colored urine ( tea colored)

Laboratory :
Liver function test  SGPT/SGOT  Specific : the presence of IgM antibody  Hepatitis A  IgM HAV  Hepatitis B  HbsAg – acute or chronic infected  Anti-HBs – resolved or immunity  HbeAg – infected risk of transmitting  Anti-HBe – lower risk of transmitting  Anti-HBc – acute resolved or chronic HBV infection  IgM anti-HBc – acute with recent HBV infection “ window phase “

Enteric fever


Knowledge deficit related to unfamiliarity with the disease course and treatment  Activity intolerance related to decreased metabolism of nutrient / increased basal metabolic rate caused by viral infection  High risk for Diversional activity deficit secondary to isolation / lack of energy  High risk for altered body nutrition : less than body requirement secondary to anorexia


No specific treatment  Bed rest essential  Diet : high carbohydrate , low fat , low protein  Vitamin supplement ( B complex)


Nursing Mgt
Isolation of patient ( enteric isolation)  Standard precaution  Patient should be encouraged to rest during acute or symptomatic phase  Improved nutritional status  Utilize appropriate measures to minimize spread of the disease


Nursing Mgt
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Encourage the patient to limit activity when fatigued Assist the client in planning period of rest and activity Encourage gradual resumption of activities and mild exercise during recovery

PREVENTION AND CONTROL  Handwashing every after use of toilet  Travelers should avoid water and ice if unsure of their purity  Educate on the mode of transmission of the disease.


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Extremely contagious Breastfed babies of mothers have 3 months immunity for measles The most common complication is otitis media The most serious complications are pneumonia and encephalitis

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extreme degrees of acidity & alkalinity  Active immunity (MMR and Measles vaccine)  Passive immunity (Measles immune globulin)  Lifetime Immunity IP: 8-12 days MOT: Direct ( droplets, airborne); Indirect ( fomites) *Contagious 1-2 days before rash and 4 days after the appearance of rash

Measles, Rubeola, Morbili, 7 Day Fever, Hard Red RNA, Paramyxoviridae Measles, heat, UV light, & Measles virus is rapidly inactivated by

Sources of Infection:
Patient’s blood  Secretions from the eyes, nose & throat

Nose & throat swab  Urinalysis  Blood exams ( CBC, leukopenia, leukocytosis)

Rashes: maculopapaular,

cephalocaudal (hairline and behind the ears to trunk and limbs), confluent, desquamation, pruritus)

Clinical manifestations:
1. Pre-eruptive stage: (2-4 days) - malaise, cough, conjunctivitis, , fever, kopliks spots ( PATHOGNOMONIC SIGN) (1-2 mm blue white spots on red background along 2nd molars), stimsons ( puffiness of eyelid) photophobia 2. Eruptive stage: Rash is usually seen late on the 4th day Maculo-papular rash 3. Stage of convalescence: Rashes fade away, desquamation begins,fever subsides Cx: pneumonia, meningitis,

 Fever

persist  means (+) complication  Bronchopneumonia- most common  Otitis media, reactivation of previous TB  Bronchitis, laryngitis, exacerbation malnutrition  Encephalitis


Diagnostic procedure
Physical examination  Nose and throat swab  Urinalysis  CBC ( leukopenia & leukocytosis)  Complement fixation or hemogglutinin test

Eruptive fever

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MANAGEMENT Supportive Hydration Proper nutrition Vitamin A Antibiotics – if w/ secondary bacterial infection Vaccine- measles vaccine @ 9 mos and MMR @ 15 mos Anti viral drugs ( Isoprenosine)

Observe respiratory

Nursing Care
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Isolation of the patient if necessary TSB for fever Skin care is of utmost importance. The pt. should have a daily cleansing bed bath. Oral & nasal hygiene is a very important aspect of nursing care of patients with measles Restrict to quiet environment Dim light if photophobia is present; care of the eyes is necessary Administer antipyretic Use cool mist vaporizer for cough

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= contagious viral disease characterized by fever, URTI, arthralgia, DIFFUSED fine red maculopapular rash) CA - RNA, rubella virus ( Togaviridae) Immunity: Active natural ( permanent or lifetime) Active immunity - rubella vaccine and MMR Passive immunity - gammaglobulin Period of communicability – contagious 7 days before & 7 days after appearance of rash & probably during the catarrhal stage

German Measles, Rubella, Rotheln Disease, 3 Day Measles

German Measles, Rubella, Rotheln Disease, 3 Day Measles
IP: 14-21 days MOT: Direct contact: droplets spread through the nasopharynx Indirect contact: transplacental
Highly communicable infant may shed virus for months after birth**

Rashes: Maculopapular, Diffuse/not confluent, No desquamation, spreads from the face downwards

Clinical Manifestations: > FORSCHEIMER’S SPOTS (petecchial lesion on buccal cavity or soft palate) > oval, rose red papule about the size of pin head > cervical lymphadenopathy, > low grade fever Dx: clinical CX: rare; pneumonia, meningoencephalitis CX to pregnant women:  1st tri-congenital anomalies ( microcephaly, heart defects, cataracts, deafness  2nd tri-abortion or bleeding  3rd tri-pre mature delivery

Nursing Considerations:
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MMR immunization Use of immunoglobulins ( IG’s)- ppost exposure prophylaxis – 72 hrs after exxposure Prevention of congenital measles Avoid exposure

Roseola Infantum, Exanthem Subitum, Sixth disease
Human herpes virus 6  3mos-4 yo, peak 6-24 mos MOT: probably respiratory secretions

S/sx: Spiking fever w/c subsides 2-3 days, Face and trunk rashes appear after fever subsides, Mild pharyngitis and lymph node enlargement Mgmt: symptomatic

Most highly contagious childhood disease Affects adults more severely than children Virus may become dormant

Chicken Pox, Varicella
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Acute & highly contagious disease of viral etiology Childhood disease & adolescents (adults – more severe) Not common in infancy Locally called “ Bulutong” Human beings are the only source of infection CA = Varicella Zoster virus, Herpes virus IP – 10-21 days MOT: droplet spread > nose & throat secretions > Vesicles ( contagious in early stage of eruption > Airborne

Prodromal period: headache , vomiting, fever  Papulovesicular rashes appear on trunk  spreading to face and extremties ( centrifugal)
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papules vesicles with clear fluid inside crusting and scar formation

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disease is communicable until the last crust disappear ( D1 before D6 after appearance of rashes)

Period of Communicability – 5 days before rashes & 5 days after rashes – crusting - dry Rashes: Maculopapulovesicu lar (covered areas), Centrifugal rash distribution, starts on face and trunk and spreads to entire body

Leaves a pitted scar (pockmark)

CX = secondary bacterial infection, furunculosis, pneumonia, meningoencephalitis ( rare)

Dormant: remain at the dorsal root ganglion and may recur as shingles (VZV)

Curative & Nursing Considerations:
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If it feels itchy, give oral antihistamine or local antihistamine Avoid rupture of lesions Cut nails short Pay attention to nasopharyngeal secretions/ discharges Disinfection of linen ( sunlight or boiling) Prophylactic antibiotics

Tepid water and wet compresses for pruritus Soothing Baths, cool baths

a. oral acyclovir b. Tepid water and wet compresses for pruritus c. Potassium Permanganate (ABO) a. Astringent effect b. Bactericidal effect c. Oxidizing effect (deodorize the rash)

Exclusion from school for 1 week after eruption appears An attack gives lifetime immunity. Second attack is rare Immunoglobulins can be given ( 12 mos) Drug of choice: Acyclovir ( Zovirax ) – topical cream applied to crusts

Preventive measures

Start at 1 yr old ( 1 dose )  booster – 4-12y  If >13 yrs = 2 doses  Given SC

Avoid exposure as much as possible to infected person

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DNA, Pox virus Last case 1977 spreads from man-toman only Active: Vaccinia pox virus

Small Pox, Variola

IP: 1-3 weeks S/sx: Rashes: Maculopapulovesiculopustular

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Centripetal rash distribution contagious until all crusts disappeared


Scarring  Pneumonia  Blepharitis  Corneal ulceration

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Mortality rate : 30% Diagnostic : clinical evaluation Treatment : analgesic ( pain) antibiotic for secondary infection


Nursing mgt
Strict respiratory and contact isolation  Supportive  Adequate hydration  Mandatory reporting

Pre-exposure vaccination  Strict isolation of identified cases

Respiratory Diseases

CA : Neisseria meningitides ( bacteria) gram (-)diplococci  May also be caused by H. Influenzae and S. Pneumoniae MOT: Droplets (urti) to blood stream to CNS

IP: 1-2 days ( even faster)  High risk: immunocompromised

S/sx: 1. Meningococcemia – usually starts as nasopharyngitis, followed by sudden onset of spiking fever, chills, arthralgia. Bacteria is carried by circulation & when it reaches the meninges of the brain, BLEEDING occurs into the medulla which extends to the cortex & petechial, purpuric or ecchymotic hemorrhage is scattered in the entire body surface appear. 2. Fulminant Meningococcemia (Waterhouse Friedrichsen) – septic shock; hypotension, tachycardia, enlarging petecchial rash, adrenal insufficiency

Clinical Manifestation

sudden onset of high grade fever, rash and rapid deterioration of clinical condition within 24 hours

Meningococcal Septicemia Waterhouse-friedrichsen Syndrome


antimicrobial  Benzyl Penicillin 250-400000 u/kg/day ( drug of choice)  Chloramphenicol 100mg/kg/day Symptomatic and supportive  fever  seizures  hydration  respiratory function Chemoprophylaxis  Rifampicin 300-600mg q 12hrs x 4 doses  Ofloxacin 400mg single dose  Ceftriaxone 125-250mg IM single dose ( Ciprobay)

Nursing Intervention 1. To prevent the occurrence of further complications  -maintain strict surgical aseptic technique when doing dressings or lumbar puncture in order to prevent the spread of microorganism  -administer O2 inhalation to prevent respiratory distress and to maintain a clear open airway  -TSB for fever to prevent convulsions  -observe signs and symptoms of increase intracranial pressure  -change positions at least every 2 hours to prevent pressure sore  -protect the eyes from bright lights and noise

2. Maintain normal amount of fluid and electrolyte balance 3. Prevent spread of the disease, prophylaxis for close contacts ( Rifampicin ) 4. Ensure the patients full comfort, prevent stress provoking factors that may retard convalescence and to prevent from injury 5. Prevent the spread of infection, microorganisms and contamination some precautions should be carried out

6. Maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness and avoid microorganisms to harbor in the patients body 7. Maintain proper elimination of waste product of metabolism 8. Nutritional intake


CA: Corynebacterium diphtheriae, gram (+)

( Klebs Loeffler’s Bacillus)
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IP: 2-5 days Period of Communicability: 2-4 wks if untreated, 1-2 days if treated Active (DPT) and Passive Immunization (Diphtheria antitoxin) Source: Discharges of the nose, pharynx, eyes, or lesion of other parts of the body infected More severe in unimmunized and partially immunized

MOT: Direct/indirect contact = Airborne/droplet, fomites

Toxin – producing organism = EXOTOXIN

1. Nasal – invades nose by extension from pharynx 2. Tonsillar – low fatality rate 3. NasoPharygeal- more severe type - sore throat causing dysphagia - Pseudomembrane in uvula, tonsils, soft palate – gray exudate - Bullneck – inflammation of cervical LN; neck tissues are edematous - increasing hoarseness until aphonia - wheezing on expiration - dyspnea

4. Cutaneous diphtheria affect mucous membrane & any break on the skin

S/sx: sore throat, fever, “Bull-neck appearance”( CHARA CTERISTIC SIGN) ,Pseudomembrane( PATHOGNOMONIC SIGN) gray exudate, foul breath, massive swelling of tonsils and uvula, thick speech, cervical lymphadenopathy, swelling of submandibular and anterior neck), obstruction of respiratory tract

Dx: 1.Schick test - susceptibility to diphtheria toxin 2. Moloney sensitivity to diphtheria toxoid 3. Throat swab (K tellurite and Loeffler’s coagulated blood serum

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Neutralize the toxins – antidiptheria serum Kill the microorganism – penicillin, erythromycin, rifampicin, clindamycin Considered cured after 3 negative throat cultures Prevent respiratory obstruction – tracheostomy, intubation CBR up to 2 weeks to prevent myocarditis Strict isolation

Nursing intervention
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Maintenance of adequate nutrition

Encouraged drinks rich in vitamin C

Maintenance of adequate fluid and electrolytes Bed rest – for at least 2 weeks

Avoid exertion

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Ice collar must be applied to the neck Nose and throat must be taken care of Administer antibiotics as prescribed

Penicillin – effective for respiratory diphtheria

Pre exposure prophylaxis for Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

DPT- 0.5 ml IM 1 - 1 ½ months old 2 - after 4 weeks 3 - after 4 weeks 1st booster – 18 mos 2nd booster – 4-6 yo subsequent booster – every 10 yrs thereafter Household contacts (+) primary immunization and (-) culture booster dose (+) culture and (-) immunization – treated as a case of Diptheria


Myocarditis – most common ( caused by diphtheria toxin on the heart muscles) Polyneuritis – paralysis of the soft palate, paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye, pharyns, larynx, or extremities Airway obstruction can lead to death through asphyxiation

Pertussis/ Whooping Cough
Bordetella pertussis, B. parapertussis, B. bronchiseptica, gram (-)  Pertussis toxin, tracheal cytotoxin, “ Bordet Gengou Bacillus”  Common in Infants and young children & fatal to toddlers IP: 5-21 days MOT: airborne/droplet; direct contact ( nose & throat secretions); indirect contact ( articles)

S/sx: 1. Catarrhal stage (1-2 wks; highly contagious) – sneezing, runny nose,tearing lacrimation, mild cough, low grade fever 2. Paroxysmal stage (2-4 wks) - Clusters of cough that ends with a whoop, vomiting, exhaustion 3. Convalescent stage (2-3 wks) – less frequent cough Dx: WHO - >21 days cough + close contact w/ pertussis px + (+) culture OR rise in Ab to FHA or pertussis toxin * throat culture w/ Bordet gengou agar

Cx: bronchopneumonia, pneumonia Management:  liquefy thick secretions with Ferrous iodide  CBR  Warm fresh air is better than cold air w/c induces vomiting ( NO AIRCON)  Hydration and nutrition  Vit C to inc body resistance  Oxygen ( 1-2L/min)- to lessen the occurrence of paroxysm  Erythromycin or Ampicillin  Isolation = 4 wks after coughing begins & continued for 7 days after the onset of antiobiotic therapy

Pre exposure prophylaxis for Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

DPT- 0.5 ml IM 1 - 1 ½ months old 2 - after 4 weeks 3 - after 4 weeks 1st booster – 18 mos 2nd booster – 4-6 yo subsequent booster – every 10 yrs thereafter Household contacts (+) primary immunization and (-) culture booster dose (+) culture and (-) immunization – treated as a case of Diphtheria

Pulmonary Tuberculosis( Koch’s Disease/Pthisis/Consumption disease)  CA: Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( bacteria),

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acid fast bacilli The organism multiplies slowly & is characterized as acid fast aerobic organism which can be killed by heat, sunshine, drying & ultraviolet light. Sputum of persons with TB is the most common source of the organism spread through droplet ( airborne) Pott’s disease – thoracolumbar Milliary TB – kidney, liver, lungs

Is a chronic, or subacute or acute respiratory disease commonly affecting the lungs characterized by formation of tubercles in the tissues which tend to undergo caseation, necrosis and calcification. IP: 2 – 10 weeks Mode of Transmission:  Direct: droplet ( sneezing, coughing)  Indirect: continuous exposure to infected persons within the family Source of Infection:sputum, blood from hemoptysis, nasal discharges and saliva

Classification :
Minimal – slight lesion  Moderately advanced – one or both lung may be involved  Far advanced- more extensive

Clinical classification:

1. inactive TB
Symptoms absent  Sputum negative  CXR – no evidence of cavity

2. Active
Tuberculin test positive  CXR – progressive  (+) of symptoms  Sputum (+)

3. Activity not determined

Clinical manifestation:
Afternoon rise of temperature for 1 mo. or more  Night sweating  Body malaise, weight loss  Cough, dry to productive  Dyspnea, horseness of voice  Hemoptysis – pathognomonic  Occasional chest pain  (+) sputum for AFB

PD 996 – Compulsory Immunization below 8 years ( 0 -7 yrs) Proclamation # 6 WHO – Universal Child Immunization

Etiologic Factors that contribute heavily to the high Incidence & high mortality rate of TB:  Poverty / Overcrowded homes  Protein undernutrition  Deficiencies in Vit A,D,C  Children below 5 years old – prone to infection due to inadequate levels of immunity

Inhalation Local infiltration of neutrophils and macrophage Multiply and survive in macrophage Destroy bacteria present it to T helper cells in LN Sensitized T cells searches bacteria and release lymphokines Attract macrophages w/c attack bacteria caseous necrosis bacteria dormant
Heal w/ fibrosis, calcification If reactivated,and granuloma; Primary TB Secondary TB


1. Case Finding: A. Sputum Microscopy ( cheapest & confirmatory )
Results take about 3 weeks to confirm  Sputum sample shld be taken 1st thing in the morning upon arising

3 specimens:
1st – on the spot = HC d  2n - upon arising = Home  3rd – on the spot = HC

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2. Sputum Culture & Sensitivity 3. Chest X-ray – cavitary lesion 4. Tuberculin Test
1. PPD – Purified Protein Derivative  2. Mantoux Test- (more reliable) = ID injection of tuberculin extract into the inner aspect of forearm to detect infection/exposure to CA.

Localized reaction- detected in 48 to 72 hours (+) induration of 10 mm or above

Tuberculin test. Erythema and induration at site of intradermal injection of 5 tuberculin units in a child with primary tuberculosis. This is an unusually severe reaction. Mantoux method.

Classification of PTB
0 = No exposure; No infection 1 = (+) exposure but not infected = INH for 1 mo especially below 5yo 2 = (+) with infection but w/o disease (+) skin test; No S/S; CXR(-) -INH 1 yr ( -) sputum exam 3 = infected & w/ the disease = anti TB drug Tx


category I (new PTB) - (+) sputum(+) chest xray category II (PTB relapse not less than 6 mos) category III (active PTB case) - (-) sputum chest x-ray, regression of infiltrates Category 1V – partially treated; poor compliance to DOTS Category V – PTB suspect ( (+) skin test; (+) family member with PTB

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Management:  short course – 6-9 months  long course – 9-12 months  DOTS- directly observe treatment short course

* 2 wks after medications – non communicable 3 successive (-) sputum - non communicable rifampicin or INH- prophylactic




Primary Anti TB Drugs
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1. Rifampicin = SE = orange colored urine, GI upset, Jaundice, Renal failure, thrombocytopenia

Primary Anti TB Drugs

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2. Isoniazid (INH) = ( Bacteriostatic) inhibits ( Bactericidal ) kills Used prophylactically to patients (+) of PPD SE = Rashes (give anti-histamine); Peripheral neuritis ( Give Vit B6Pyridoxine)50 mg; Jaundice; Psychosis

3. Pyrazinamide ( PZA)  SE = Hyperuricemia ( inc uric acid)  Mx: Inc fluid intake 4. Ethambutol = 15-20mg/day  SE = Optic neuritis ( dec visual acuity)  Give Vit. B6(Pyrdoxine) 5. Streptomycin  SE = Ototoxicity, 8th cranial nerve damage

( Tinnitus, dizziness, N&V)

MDT side effects  r-orange urine  i-neuritis and hepatitis  p-hyperuricemia  e-impairment of vision  s-8th cranial nerve damage

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MAINTAIN REPIRATORY ISOLATION Administer medicine as ordered Always check sputum for blood or purulent expectoration Encourage questions and conversation so that the patient can air his or her feelings Teach or educate the patient all about PTB Encourage patient to stop smoking Teach how to dispose secretion properly Advised to have plenty of rest and eat balanced diet Be alert of drug reaction Emphasize the importance of follow-up

PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS ( Koch’s Disease/Phthisis/ consumption Disease) PREVENTION:
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Submit all babies for BCG immunization Avoid overcrowding Improve nutritional and health status Advise persons who have been exposed to infected persons to receive tuberculin test if necessary CXR and prophylactic isoniazid.

feature is swelling of one or both of the parotid glands  RNA, Mumps virus ; paromyxovirus of the Varicella family( found in the saliva)  Mumps vaccine - > 1yo  MMR – 15 mos  Lifetime Immunity IP: 14-25 days, usually 18 days Incidence: 5-15 y/o, cold weather, common in men. Adults less likely to be attacked ( If so, causes sterility) MOT: droplet, fomites, saliva

Mumps ( Epidemic Parotitis); Infectious Parotitis -Acute contagious VIRAL disease. Characteristic

S/sx: Pain at the angle of the jaw (Unilateral or bilateral) PATHOGNOMONIC SIGN parotitis, Orchitis - sterility if bilateral, Period of communicability: 6 days before swelling ; until 9 days after swelling subsides ( 7th – 9th day) ** highest communicability – 48 hrs after onset of swelling Dx: serologic testing, ELISA Mgmt: supportive Supporter for orchitis Analgesics Antipyretic, cold compress, steroids

Diet : soft. Don’t give sour foods Promotive:  Proper disposal of nasal & throat secretions  Bed rest Preventive: MMR vaccine ( 15 mos.) = LIFETIME IMMUNITY

Diarrheal Diseases

Cholera / El Tor
Causative agent: Vibrio coma (inaba, ogawa, hikojima), vibrio cholerae, vibrio el tor; gram (-)  Curved rod or coma shaped organism; motile  Habitat: small intestine  Can survive longer in refrigerated foods IP: few hours to 5 days MOT: oral fecal route ( by contaminated food, water, shellfish)

S/sx: Severe vomiting, abdominal cramps, massive diarrhea of watery voluminous whitish grayish greenish slightly mucoid stools (Rice watery stool with flecks of mucus & fishy odor), s/sx of severe dehydration ie Washerwoman’s hands, sunken eyeball & fontannel, thirst, poor skin turgor Period of communicability: 1st day – 10th day ( as long as CA is seen in feces) Dx: stool culture (+) vibrio cholerae Mgmt: IV fluids, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Quinolones, Furazolidone and Sulfonamides (children)

Cholera Sigmoidoscopic view of colonic mucosa

Fatal case of infection

Rice Watery Stool in Cholera

Cholera Cot and Bucket

Replacement of lost F & E

Nursing Mx:

Administer D5LR ( more in Na) DLR ( more in K)  Enteric Isolation  All patients should be isolated until rectal swab shows (-) result  All water & milk should be boiled for 15 minutes  Food must be protected from flies  Prepare food properly  Proper disposal of excreta  Good environmental sanitation

Bacillary Dysentery Shigellosis
Shiga bacillus: dysenteriae (fatal), flexneri (Philippines), boydii, sonnei; gram (-)  Shiga toxin destroys intestinal mucosa  Humans are the only hosts IP: 1-7 days MOT : oral fecal route ( contamination of fingers, toilet seats, glass & table Ware


Shigella >>> releases toxins>>headache >>>>vomiting>>.LBM>>>stool ( bloody, mucoid with pus

S/sx: fever,colicky abdominal pain, diarrhea is watery to bloody with pus, tenesmus ( pain on defecation) Dx: stool culture Mgmt: Oresol, Ampicillin, TrimethoprimSulfamethoxazole, Chloramphenicol, Tetracycline, Ciprofloxacin

Nursing Mx:
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Replacement of F & E Good environmental sanitation Sanitary disposal of human feces Clean processing, preparation, serving of food Fly control

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Source : contaminated food, drinks ;meat and poultry product. MOT : fecal oral-route Period of communicability : throughout duration of fecal excretion IP : 6-72H ( < 24H) S/SX : abrupt onset nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, chills, LBM with bloody mucoid stool occassionally

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Physical findings: hyperactive peristalsis, abdominal tenderness and signs of dehydration. Diagnosis:
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Stool culture Stool examination Non-specific
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Correction of fluid and electrolytes Dietary Resistant to antibiotics likes : ampicllin, chloramphenicol and cotrimoxazole

Antimicrobial not indicated unless patient is septic

Paralytic shellfish Poisoning Red Tide Poisoning
Pyromidium Bahamense ( Algae), Dinoflagellates Plankton  Ingestion of Saxitoxin in contaminated bi-valve shellfish  Saxitoxin binds w/ Na channels leading to loss of skeletal muscle excitability  IP 15 min- 12 hrs S/sx: Circumoral and extremity numbness, nausea and vomiting, headache ( bec of the toxins),dizziness, muscle and respiratory paralysis, rapid pulse, difficulty of speech ( ataxia) Dx: history Mgmt: emesis/gastric lavage + activated charcoal, supportive

Dx: history Mgmt: 1. Induce vomiting (gastric lavage + activated charcoal) 2. Drink pure coconut milk ( weakens toxins) 3. Give NaHCO3(25 mgs) in ½ glass of water 4. Avoid using vinegar in cooking shellfish affected by red tide ( 15x increase when mixed with acid) 5. Toxin of red tide is not totally destroyed in cooking 6. Avoid eating tahong , halaan, Kabiya, abaniko during red tide 7. No specific medicines

Paralytic shellfish Poisoning Red Tide Poisoning


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Fatal form of food poisoning caused by an endotoxin CA = Clostridium Botulinum MOT = Food borne or contaminated wound IP = 12-36 hrs after eating improperly canned foods

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S/SX Severe intoxication Visual difficulty, Dysphagia, dry mouth Descending, symmetrical flaccid paralysis ( weak, soft) Vomiting, constipation, Diarrhea Double vision, difficulty focusing eyes

Dx  Culture of stool & stomach contents  Serum positive of Botulinum toxins Nursing & Medical Management:  1. IV & IM trivalent Botulinum antitoxin  2. IV fluids & Electrolytes  3. Intensive care to manage respiratory failure  4. No questionable canned food should be tested

Intestinal Parasitism


are parasites that populate the gastro-intestinal tract. MOT : they are often spread by poor hygiene related to feces

contact with animals, or poorly cooked food containing parasites.

Two main types of intestinal parasites:

A. Helminths

Tapeworms, pinworms, and roundworms are among the most common helminths

B. Protozoa.

Cause of intestinal Parasitism

high risk for getting intestinal parasites:
Living in or visiting an area known to have parasites  Poor sanitation (for both food and water)  Poor hygiene  Age -- children are more likely to get infected  Exposure to child and institutional care centers

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Some asymptomatic S/SX:
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Diarrhea Nausea or vomiting Gas or bloating Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus) Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva Stomach pain or tenderness Feeling tired Weight loss Passing a worm in your stool Anemia

Fecal testing (stool exam) can identify both helminths and protozoa.. The "Scotch tape" test identifies pinworm by touching tape to the anus. Then the tape is examine under a microscope for eggs

CA: Ascaris Lumbricoides IP: weeks to months MOT: transmitted through contaminated fingers into the mouth; ingestion of food and drinks contaminated by embryonated eggs Affects 4-12 years old Dx: stool for ova Mgmt: Mebendazole,/ Albendazole/ Pyrantel Pamoate

Ascariasis (Roundworm)

MOT: ingestion of food contaminated by ascaris eggs larvae in large intestine penetrate wall lung where larvae grow and coughed up intestine larvae mature and passed out in feces

Ascariasis ( roundworm infection)

Nursing Intervention:
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Isolation is not needed Preventive measures in each home and in the community should be enforced Wash hands before handling food Wash all fruits and vegetable thoroughly Availability of toilet facilities must be ensured Importance of personal hygiene should be explained Proper waste disposal.

Ascariasis ( roundworm infection)

Improved sanitation and hygienic practices  Improved nutrition  Deworming may be advised


Migration of the worm to different parts of the body Ex. Ears, mouth,nose Loefflers Pneumonia

Tapeworm (Flatworms)
CA: Taenia Saginata (cattle), Taenia Solium (pigs) MOT: fecal oral route (ingestion of uncooked, infected meat ) IP: 2-3 mos - years Dx: Stool Exam Mgmt: Praziquantel, Niclosamide ISOLATION OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS. STANDARS PRECAUTIONS RECOMMENDED

Enterobius Vermicularis MOT: fecal oral route S/sx: Itchiness at the anal area d/t eggs of the agent Dx: tape test at night time (agents release their eggs during night time) Mgmt: Pyrantel Pamoate, Mebendazole

Enterobius vermicularis (PIN WORM)
The pinworm lives in the lower part of the small intestine and the upper part of the colon Human the only natural host IP : 1-2 months or longer MOT : indirectly by contaminated fomites -shared toys, toilet seat and bath

Isolation is not needed

Nursing Intervention
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Promote hygiene Environmental Sanitation Proper waste and sewage disposal Antihelmintic medications repeated after 2 weeks (entire family)

CA: Necator Americanus, Ancylostoma Duodenale  IP - few weeks to months to years S/sx: Ground itch or dew itch at site of entry of filariform larvae involving the feet/legs, abd’l cramps, diarrhea, abd’l distention, anemia, perforation to peritonitis to septicemia ** Isolation is not necessary **

Hookworm (Roundworm)

Dx: microscopic exam (stool exam) Mgmt: Pyrantel Pamoate and Mebendazole  don’t give drug without (+) stool exam  members of the family must be examined and treated also Nsg. Intervention: 1. Proper disposal of excreta 2. Avoid walking or playing barefooted 3. Periodic deworming of school age group

Amoebiasis ( Amoebic Dysentery)

Protozoal infection of human beings initially involving the colon, but may spread to soft tissues, most commonly to the liver or lungs. CA: Entamoeba Hystolitica, protozoa
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Prevalent in unsanitary areas Common in warm climate Acquired by swallowing Cyst survives a few days after outside of the body Cyst passes to the large intestine & hatch into TROPHOZOITES. It passes into the mesenteric veins, to the portal vein, to the liver thereby forming AMOEBIC LIVER ABSCESS.

Entomoeba histolytica has two developmental stages: 1. Trophozoites/vegetative form

Trophozoites are facultative parasites that may invade the tissues or may be found in the parasites tissues and liquid colonic contents.

2. Cyst a. Cyst is passed out with formed or semiformed stools and are resistant to environmental conditions.

b. This is considered as the infective stage in the life cycle of E. histolytica Pathology When the cyst is swallowed, it passes through the stomach unharmed and shows no activity while in an acidic environment. When it reaches the alkaline medium of the intestine, the metacyst begins to move within the cyst wall, which rapidly weakens and tears. The quadrinucleate amoeba emerges and divides into amebulas that are swept down into the cecum. This is the first opportunity of the organism to colonize, and its success depends on one or more metacystic trophozoites making contact with the mucosa.

Mature cyst in the large intestines leaves the host in great numbers (the host remains asymptomatic). The cyst can remain viable and infective in moist and cool environment for at least 12 days, and in water for 30 days. The cysts are resistant to levels of chlorine normally used for water purification. They are rapidly killed by desiccation, and temperatures below 5 and above 40 degrees.

MOT: Ingestion of cysts from fecally contaminated sources (Oral fecal route) oral and anal sexual practices  Extraintestinal amoebiasis- genitalia, spleen, liver, anal, lungs and meninges


s/sx: Blood streaked, watery mucoid diarrhea, abdominal cramps Dx: microscopic stool exam - trophozoites  Pd of Communicability: the microorganism is communicable for the entire duration of the illness Mgmt:  Tetracycline 250 mg every 6 hours  Ampicillin, Quinolones, sulfadiazine  Metronidazole (Flagyl) 800 mg TID x 5 days  Strptomycin SO4, Chloramphenicol  F&E balance

Nsg. Mx
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Observe isolation & enteric precaution Provide health education & instruct patient to:
Boil water for drinking or use purified water  Avoid washing food from open drum or pail  Cover leftover food  Wash hands after defecation or before eating  Avoid ground vegetables ( lettuce, carrots, etc)

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Health education Sanitary disposal of feces Protect, chlorinate & purify drinking water Observe scrupulous cleanliness in food preparation & food handling Detection & tx of carriers Fly control ( they can serve as vectors)

CNS Infections

MENINGITIS ( Cerebrospinal fever)

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Is the inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord as a result of viral or bacterial infection. IP : varies from 1-10 days MOT : respiratory droplet direct invasion through otitis media may result after skull fructure

Caused by bacterial pathogen, N. menigitidis, H. Influenza, Strep. Pneumoniae, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Clinical manifestations
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headache irritability fever neck stiffness pathologic reflexes: kernig’s, Babinski, Brudzinski

Lumbar puncture  Gram staining  Smear and blood culture  Urine culture

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a. Antipyretic b. treat signs of increased ICP c. Control of seizures d. adequate nutrition

Poliomyelitis/Infantile Paralysis/ Heine Medin Disease
- acute infectious disease characterized by changes in the CNS which may result in pathologic reflexes, muscle spasm and paralysis - it is a disease of the lower neurons, and there is anterior horn involvement CA: Filterable Virus ( Legio Debilitans)  3 Strains:
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Legio Legio Legio

Brumhilde Lansing Leon ( rare)

MOT: The virus is transmitted from person to person by: 1. indirectly through contaminated articles and flies, contaminated water, food & utensils 2. Intimate contact w/ infected person 3. Direct contact thru nasopharyngeal secretions Dx: 1.Pandy’s test – culture of CSF (increased CHON)  2. Stool culture throughout the disease  3. Isolation of the virus from throat washings or swab early in the disease

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IP: 7-21 days Period of Communicability: first three days after onset of S/SX until three months of illness The disease is most contagious during the first few days of active disease, and possibly from 3-4 days before that

Types of Polio:
1. Abortive or inapparent type –does not invade the CNS ( fever, malaise, sore throat, headache, N&V) pt. usually recovers within 72 hours 2. Non-paralytic – all the above signs; marked w/ meningeal irritation; pain in the neck, back, arms legs & abdomen; inability to place the head in between the knees; (+) pandy’s test; more severe than abortive type (

3. Paralytic polio – s/sx listed above are present; flaccid asymmetrical ascending paralysis (Landry’s sign), (+) Hoyne’s sign (head drop), Poker’s sign (opisthotonus), (+) Kernig and Brudzinski sign 4. Bulbar ( Brain stem) –develops rapidly & is the more serious type; motor neuron in the brainstem is attacked & affects the medulla. It weakens the muscles supplied by the cranial nerves especially the 9th ( glossopharyngeal) & 10th ( vagus); facial, pharyngeal & ocular muscles are paralyzed; respiratory failure & cardiac irregularities

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Age – about 60% of patients are under 10 yrs of age Sex – males are more prone to the disease than females with a ratio of 3:2 Heredity – poliomyelitis is not hereditary Environment & hygienic condition. The rich are more often spared than the poor. Excessive work, strain, marked overexertion are also factors causing the disease.


The organism enters the body through the alimentary tract, multiplies in the oropharynx & lower intestinal tract. Then the organisms are spread to the regional lymph nodes & the blood There seems to be subsequent congestion, edema & necrosis in the area

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Respiratory failure Circulatory collapse Electrolyte imbalance Bacterial infection Urinary problems r/t retention or paralysis of the urinary bladder

MGMT:  Analgesics for pain. Morphine is contraindicated because of the danger of additional respiratory suppression.  CBR  Moist heat application may reduce spasm & pain  Paralytic polio requires rehabilitation using physical therapy , braces, corrective shoes & in some cases, orthopedic surgery Prevention:  Active – OPV (Sabin) and IPV (Salk)

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Carry out enteric isolation Observe the patient carefully for paralysis & other neurologic damage Perform neurologic assessment 1x a day Check BP regularly especially in bulbar polio Maintain good personal hygiene, particularly oral care & skin care Provide emotional support both to patient & family Dispose excreta & vomitus properly Apply hot packs to affected limb to relieve pain & muscle shortening

CA:  Clostridium tetani (gram (+), spore forming, anaerobic ( survives w/o air) non-motile, vegetative( ability to grow)  Produces potent exotoxin  Tetanus spores are introduced into the wound contaminated with soil  IP: 4-21 days  Tetanus neonatorum - umbilical cord

Clostridium tetani in puncture wound Release of Neurotoxin (Tetanospasmin) Hemolysin ( tetanolysin attack PNS and CNS GABA and Glycine inhibited Tetanic spasm

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Difficulty of opening the mouth (trismus or lockjaw) Risus sardonicus ( sneering grin) – “ngiting aso” Dysphagia Generalized muscle rigidity Opisthotonus ( severe arching of the back) Localized or generalized muscle spasm Respiratory paralysis to death

S/Sx: Neonatal tetanus - Poor sucking, irritability, excessive crying, grimaces, intense rigidity, and opisthotonus


Stage I

Stage II 8-10 days

Stage III <7days

Incubation Period > 11 days





Muscle rigidity



Severe, boardlike



Mild, short

Frequent, prolonged

Dyspnea, cyanosis absent



Dx: history, leukocytosis, serum antitoxin levels Mgmt: Anticonvulsant, muscle relaxants, antibiotics, wound cleansing and debridement Active-DPT and tetanus toxoid Passive-TIG and TAT, placental immunity

Treatment: 1. Specific : -within 72 hours after punctured wound  received ATS,TAT or TIG espicially if no previous immunization - Pen G to control infection - muscle relaxant to decrease muscle rigidity. 2. Non-specific - oxygen inhalation

anti-toxin  Tetanus Anti-Toxin (TAT) Adult,children,infant Neonatal Tetanus  TIG Neonates Adult, infant, children 40,000 IU ½ IM,1/2 IV 20000 IU, 1/2IM, ½ IV 1000 IU, IV drip or IM 3000 IU, IV drip or IM

DPT- 0.5 ml IM 1 - 1 ½ months old 2 - after 4 weeks 3 - after 4 weeks 1st booster – 18 mos 2nd booster – 4-6 yo subsequent booster – every 10 yrs thereafter TT – 0.5 ml IM TT1 6 months within preg TT2 one month after TT1 TT3 to TT5 every succeeding preg or every year

Pre exposure prophylaxis

Antimicrobial Therapy Penicillin !-3 mil units q 4hours Pedia 500000 – 2mil units q 4 hrs Neonatal 200000 units IVP q 12hrs or q8hrs

3 types of patients w/ skin wounds post exposure prophylaxis
(+) immunization as a child w/ boosters but last shot > 10 yrs – give TT + TIG/TAT 2. (-) immunization - TT + TIG/TAT

3. (+) tetanus – TIG/TAT + TT + Abx + wound cleansing + supportive therapy

Control of spasms  diazepam  chlorpromazine

Preventive Measures  Treatment of wounds  Tetanus toxoid (0,1,6,1,1)


Genus Lyssavirus, Family Rhabdoviridae ( RNA virus)

Bite/wound setting

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acute viral encephalomyelitis incubation period is 4 days up to 19 years risk of developing rabies, face bite 60%, upper extremities 15-40%, lower extremities 10% 100% fatal

Bite/wound Local wound replication CNS ANS Salivary glands, adrenal medulla, kidney, lungs, skeletal muscles, skin, heart encephalitis

Rabies Virus The rabies virus is usually transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected dog, but the bite of any animal (wild or domestic) is suspect in an area where rabies is present. Symptoms of the disease appear after an incubation period of ten days to one year and include fever, breathing difficulties, and muscle spasms in the throat that make drinking painful. Death almost invariably occurs within three days to three weeks of the onset of symptoms. For this reason, the emphasis of treatment is on prevention. In the United States, veterinarians

Clinical Manifestation
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pain or numbness at the site of bite fear of water fear of air


1. prodrome - fever, headache, paresthesia, 2. encephalitic – excessive motor activity, hypersensitivity to bright light, loud noise, hypersalivation, dilated pupils 3. brainstem dysfunction – dysphagia, hydrophobia, apnea 4. death

Dx: history virus isolation from saliva and CSF serial serum Ab sample Staining of brain tissue (dog) Negri bodies

Category I Licking of intact skin

Postexposure prophylaxisfor 14 days Observe the dog
1.Active vaccine 2.Observe dog for 14 days

Category II Abrasion, laceration, punctured wound on the lower extremities

Category III Abrasion, laceration on upper extremities, head and neck Dog is killed, lost, died



Category of bites
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I – intact skin (lick or scratch) II – mucosal, non bleeding wounds, abrasions III – bleeding bites and above neck, stray dogs, laceration, multiple bites

Mgmt: - wound cleansing - tetanus prophylaxis - Observe and quarantine dog for maniacal s/sx - Active- antirabies vaccine (human diploid cell vaccine) - 7-10 days to induce an active immune response, with immunity x 2 years - Passive – human rabies immunoglobulin

Management  No treatment for clinical rabies  Prophylaxis

Active vaccine (PDEV,PCEC,PVRV)  Intradermal (0,3,7,30,90)  Intramuscular (0,3,7,14,28)  (0,7,21)

Post exposure prophylaxis

Antirabies vaccine 1 ml IM day 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 OR 0.1 ml ID day 0 (8 sites), 7 (4 sites), 28, 91 (1 site) OR 0.1 ml ID day 0, 3, 7 (2 sites), 30, 90 (1 site)

Rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG/equine antiserum) 20/40 units/kg IM single shot wound 40%, deltoid 60%

Passive Vaccine  a. ERIG wt in kg x .2 = cc to be injected im (ANST)  b. HRIG wt in Kg x .1333

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis  Intradermal/Intramuscular (0,7,21)

Infection control  Patient is isolated to prevent exposure of hospital personnel, watchers and visitors  PPE Preventive Measures  Education  Post-exposure and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

Neurotoxic Slow swelling then necrosis Ptosis, respiratory paralysis, cardiac problems Cobra



Myalgia on moving paresis

Sea snake


Rapid swelling Bleeding abnormalities


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Lie the victim flat ice compress and constrictive materials are contraindicated Transport the patient to the nearest hospital Antivenim administration in patient’s with signs of envenomation It is never too late to give anti-venim

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Antivenim is given thru intravenous infusion, which is the safest and most effective route. 2-5 ampules plus D5W to run over 1-2 hours every 2 hours Antimicrobial therapy sulbactam/Ampicillin or co-amoxiclav Substitute Prostigmine IVinfusion, 50100ug/kg/dose q 8hrs Atropine

Skin Transmission Diseases

Leprosy/Hansen’s disease
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Chronic communicable disease of the skin & the peripheral nerves Causative Agent: Mycobacterium Leprae, acid fast bacilli MOT: may be due to prolonged skin-skin contact or droplets IP - years to decades Active immunization (BCG)

Types of Leprosy:

1. Lepromatous or Nodular or Gravis ( most severe) Early s/sx: many lesions or patches 2. Tuberculoid – high resistant, less severe 3. Mixed type or Borderline or Dimorphous 4. Indeterminate

TYPES: PAUCIBACILLARY 1. Early/Indeterminate – hypopigmented / hyperpigmented anesthetic macules/plaques 2. Tuberculoid – solitary hypopigmened hypoesthetic macule, neuritic pain, contractures of hand and foot, ulcers, eye involvement ie keratitis MULTIBACILLARY 1. Lepromatous – inability to close eyelids “unblinking eyes” ( lagophthalmos) multiple lesions, Loss of lateral portion of eyebrows (madarosis), corugated skin (leonine facies), septal collapse (saddlenose) clawing of fingers & toes, loss of digits, enlargement of male breasts ( gynecomastia) 2. Borderline – between lepromatous and tuberculoid

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Domiciliary home treatment ( RA 4073) Multi Drug Therapy ( MDT) – use of 2 or more drugs for the tx of leprosy. Proven effective cure for leprosy & renders patients non-infectious a week after starting treatment. Paucibacillary- Rifampicin and Dapsone Multibacillary-Rifam,Dapsone,Clofazimine Diaminodiphenylsulfone DDS( Dapsone) Rifampicin Clofazimine (lamprene) Treatment is from 9 mos to 18 mos(2 years )

Pediculosis Blood sucking lice/Pediculus humanus
p. capitis-scalp p. palpebrarum-eyelids and eyelashes p. pubis-pubic hair p. corporis-body

MOT: skin contact, sharing of grooming implements s/sx: nits in hair/clothing, irritating maculopapular or urticarial rash Mgmt: disinfect implements, Lindane (Kwell) topical Permethrin (Nix) topical CX: impetigo to AGN, RHD

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Sarcoptes scabiei Pruritus (excreta of mites) Mites come-out from burrows to mate at night

MOT: skin contact s/sx: itching worse at night and after hot shower; rash; burrows (dark wavy lines that end in a bleb w/ female mite) in between fingers, volar wrists, elbow, penis; papules and vesicles in navel, axillae, belt line, buttocks, upper thighs and scrotum

Dx: biopsies/scrapings of lesions Mgmt: Permethrin (Nix) cream, crotamiton cream, Sulfur soap, antihistamines and calamine for pruritus, wash linens with hot water, single dose of Ivermectin, treat close contacts

Emerging Diseases

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

is a respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the SARS Coronavirus .
SARS appears to have started in Guangdong Province, China in November 2002.  Pandemic

MOT : direct Mucous membrane/ droplet / exposure to fomites.
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Virus is stable in urine/feces for 1-2 days ; for patient with diarrhea up to 4 days. IP: 2-7 days ( max 10d) Mortality rate – 5% only

Heat at 56 c rapidly kills the virus

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Clinical criteria :
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1. Asymptomatic or mild respiratory illness , fever >38c ( >100.4 F ) 2.One or more clinical finding of respiratory illness

cough / shortness of breath / DOB /hypoxia

Epidemiologic Criteria:
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Contact (sexual or casual) with someone with a diagnosis of SARS within the last 10 days OR Travel to any of the regions identified by the WHO as areas with recent local transmission of SARS (affected regions as of 10 May 2003 were parts of China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the province of Ontario, Canada).


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Antibiotics are ineffective as SARS is a viral disease. supportive with antipyretics, supplemental oxygen and ventilatory support as needed. Consult doctor promptly – early treatment is the KEY Build up good body immunity Maintain good personal hygiene Wear mask if develop runny nose, cough Wear protective mask in public areas Wash hand properly and keep them clean Droplet & contact PRECAUTION

Preventive measures ( HEALTH TEACHING)
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is an AVIAN FLU , a type of influenza known to exist worldwide. Etiologic agent : avian influenza H5N1 strain MOT : spread in air and manure.
Transmitted through contaminated feeds, water, equipment, and clothing  No evidence that virus can survive in well cooked meat  Spread rapidly among birds not infect human easily  No confirmed human-human transmission

Bird Flu

Human cases of influenza A (H5N1) infection have been reported in :
 Cambodia  China  Indonesia  Thailand  Vietnam.

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Incubation period : 3-5 days S/sx :

Symptoms in animal vary - can cause death within few days In human – same as in human influenza

Fever/ sorethroat/ cough/ severe cases Pneumonia.

The highly pathogenic form spreads more rapidly through flocks of poultry. This form may cause disease that affects multiple internal organs and has a mortality rate that can reach 90-100% often within 48 hours.


Prevention & treatment
Avian influenza in human can be detected with : STANDARD INFLUENZA TEST  Antiviral drugs – clinically effective in both preventing and treating the disease.

oseltamavir and zanamavir

Vaccines  take at least 4 months to produce and must be prepared for each sub-type

Nursing Intervention : Health Teaching

Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw poultry and eggs. Clean cutting boards and other utensils with soap and hot water to keep raw poultry from contaminating other foods. Use a food thermometer to make sure you cook poultry to a temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit Consumers may wish to cook poultry to a higher temperature for personal preference. Cook eggs until whites and yolks are firm.


There are only three known A subtypes of influenza viruses (H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2) currently circulating among humans. Influenza A viruses are constantly changing, and they might adapt over time to infect and spread among humans.


Thank You!

– is an illness due to an infectious agent or its toxic products which is easily transmitted or communicated directly or indirectly from one person or animal to another ** Both infectious and contagious diseases are communicable** **All contagious diseases are communicable but not all communicable diseases are contagious**

Communicable Disease

The Infectious Process

Causative Agent:

Type of bacterium , virus, fungus, parasite, rickettsia, chlamydia etc.

Reservoir – the environment in which the agent is found
Human – man is the reservoir of diseases that is more dangerous to humans than to other species  Animal – responsible for infestations with trophozoites, worms etc  Nonanimal – street dust, garden soil, lint from bleeding

Mode of escape from reservoir:
Respiratory Tract  Gastrointestinal Tract  Genito-urinary tract  Open lesions  Mechanical escape ( include bite of insects)  Blood

Mode of Transmission: 1. by contact transmission:
Direct contact – immediate direct transfer of microorganism from person to person)  Touching, biting, kissing, sexual intercourse

Droplet contact – occurs within 3 ft from source  ( from coughing, sneezing or talking to an infective person)

2. Indirect transmission
by vehicle route ( through contaminated items)

Serves as an intermediate means to transport & introduce an infectious agent into susceptible host through susceptible port of entry

Inanimate objects ( handkerchief, toys, soiled clothes, eating utensils ,surgical instruments, or dressing, IV needle, water, food, milk, serum, plasma

By vector route

Is an animal or flying or crawling insect which serves as an intermediate means of transporting an infectious agent.  Ex. Mosquitoes, snails , flies, ticks and others

3. Airborne Transmission:
Droplet neclei ( residue of evaporated droplets that remain suspended in air)  Dust particles in the air containing the infectious agent  Organisms shed into the environment from skin, hair, wounds or perineal area

Mode of Entry of Organisms into the Human Body:
Respiratory tract  Gastrointestinal tract  Genito-urinary tract  Direct infections of mucous membranes / skin

Host Factors :
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Age, sex, genetics Nutritional status, fitness, environmental factors General physical, mental & emotional health Absent or abnormal immunoglobulins Status of hematopoietic system Presence of underlying disease ( DM, lymphoma, leukemia Pt. treated w/ certain antimicrobials, corticosteroids, irradiation, immunosuppresive agents