10 diseases that are transmitted by air
Do you know which diseases are transmitted by air?
How many diseases do you know that are transmitted through the air?
One of the infections or diseases we know to be transmitted through the air is the common cold or flu. But in reality there are several infections of this type.
An infection by air is very difficult to transmit since the microorganisms that produce them can not survive for long because the air does not have enough nutrients or moisture to do so. Most pathogens or bacteria are transmitted when the infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. The presence of dust greatly helps pathogens survive because it helps them stay in the air longer, which makes it easier for them to enter a guest.
These types of infections are classified into two types: bacterial and viral. The first type as can be inferred, is transmitted by a bacterium and the second by a virus.
The following are the bacterial diseases transmitted via the area:
What is pharyngitis?
It is when the back of the throat (pharynx) located between the tonsils and the larynx becomes inflamed.
One of the main symptoms of pharyngitis is sore throat. Other symptoms are: headache, fever, muscle aches, rashes, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection of one or two lungs. In the case of pneumonia, various germs such as bacteria, viruses or fungi can cause it. Likewise, pneumonia can develop if someone ingests or inhales a chemical.
People who have a higher risk of suffering from it are children under the age of two, people over 65 years and those who often have other infections in the lungs.
What is diphtheria?
It is an infection that usually damages mainly the nose and throat. When someone has diphtheria, their throat can produce a kind of dark membrane that clogs the airways. In some cases, diphtheria can cause skin lesions or infections.
Some of the symptoms of diphtheria are: bluish skin, difficulty breathing, nasal discharge sometimes accompanied by blood, swallowing pain, drooling and sore throat.
What is pertussis?
Whooping cough is highly contagious. This involves having a violent and uncontrollable cough that can lead to breathing problems. Failure to do so can lead to serious problems especially for young children.
The diseases that can be transmitted by a virus in the air are the following:
-Gripe or common cold
What is chicken pox?
It consists of a viral infection that produces thousands of blisters all over the person's body. Generally, the blisters first appear on the face, mid-body and on the scalp.
As time goes on, the blisters turn gray and crusts form.
In addition to the blisters, people with chickenpox may experience headaches, fever, constant itching, and stomach pain.
Since it is an easily transmissible infection, it is necessary for the infected person to remain at home, otherwise it can infect other people.
What is rubella?
Rubella is an infection very similar to measles. When someone has this infection, the person has rashes. Other symptoms include: headaches, fever, malaise and nasal secretions. They may also have bruises on various parts of the body and an inflammation of the eyes.
What is measles?
Like chickenpox, measles is very contagious. If a person has this infection and comes in contact with different people, 90% of those people will also be infected.
Initial symptoms usually appear 8 to 12 days after the person was infected. These are usually: rashes on the skin, red eyes, fever, itchy skin, muscle and throat pain.
It is recommended that the person with measles remain at home so that they do not spread the infection to others.
As you can see, they are various diseases which can be transmitted by air.
We recommend that you always take your precautions when exposing yourself for long periods of time to the weather and more in times that are very cold or dry. Remember that although these conditions are not serious, all these infections can be prevented and thus avoid bad weather.
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