From the clues provided in the box to fill in the missing letters, AGENTS is the correct appropriate word to describe the statement above. To complete the statement,
7. Bacteria, fungi, and parasitic worms are examples of disease agents.
-are known as disease-causing organisms or pathogens. Examples of pathogens are:virusbacterium wormbacteriafungi
For the related topic about what is the meaning of pathogenDiseases
Generally speaking, it was known that diseases can be eithercommunicable or non-communicable
Communicable diseases are known to be diseases due to an infectious process and can be transmitted from one person to another. Because of this, proper and effective prevention and control of communicable diseases is a public health concern.
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there are many different germs and infections inside and outside of the healthcare setting. despite the variety of viruses and bacteria, germs spread from person to person through a common series of events. therefore, to prevent germs from infecting more people, we must break the chain of infection. no matter the germ, there are six points at which the chain can be broken and a germ can be stopped from infecting another person. the six links include: the infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host.
infectious agent is the pathogen (germ) that causes diseases
reservoir includes places in the environment where the pathogen lives (this includes people, animals and insects, medical equipment, and soil and water)
portal of exit is the way the infectious agent leaves the reservoir (through open wounds, aerosols, and splatter of body fluids including coughing, sneezing, and saliva)
mode of transmission is the way the infectious agent can be passed on (through direct or indirect contact, ingestion, or inhalation)
portal of entry is the way the infectious agent can enter a new host (through broken skin, the respiratory tract, mucous membranes, and catheters and tubes)
susceptible host can be any person (the most vulnerable of whom are receiving healthcare, are immunocompromised, or have invasive medical devices including lines, devices, and airways)