Running head: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Communicable Disease and Infectious Disease
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
1. Discuss the principles related to the occurrence and transmission of communicable
and infectious diseases.
Communicable and infectious diseases are defined as those disease-causing agents which
can be transmitted from one host to another. Examples of communicable diseases include
malaria, measles, and malaria. For a contagious and infectious disease to occur and be
transmitted from one host to another, the biological and epidemiological principles of multicausation, spectrum infection, stages of infections, and spectrum of disease occurrence are
necessary. The principle of multi-causation is based on the notion that communicable disease
transmission is complex and involves more that one causes. Alone, an infectious agent cannot
cause disease. For this to occur, an environment which supports disease, the agent of disease, and
the host must be available. The other important principles related to the occurrence and
transmission of communicable and infectious diseases is that of the spectrum of infection.
The principle is based on the concept that not all contact wi...
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