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Communicable Disease Preventive Behavior among Adolescents

Volume: 136  ,  Issue: 1 , November    Published Date: 02 November 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 134  ,  Download: 114 , Pages: 1 - 9    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP10013611120235621

Authors

# Author Name
1 Kodchasorn Rattanavichai
2 Chutiya Chitboonthaweesuk
3 Methasit Mungkalarungsi

Abstract

Infectious diseases are illnesses that can be transmitted from person to person through various types of microorganisms that cause the disease. Communicable diseases have significant impacts on the populations health, the healthcare system, the economy, and other aspects. The infection rates and mortality rates associated with infectious diseases have a collective effect on the overall health of the population and the healthcare system.Preventing infectious diseases through public behaviors and public health measures is crucial in controlling the spread of these diseases. Measures such as vaccination, practicing hand hygiene, ensuring food safety, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, practicing safe sexual behaviors, staying home when feeling unwell, and regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces are effective strategies. However, the success of prevention efforts relies on a collective effort from individuals, communities, and public health measures.Teenagers play a significant role in preventing the spread of communicable diseases, but they may engage in certain risk behaviors that increase their vulnerability and contribute to disease transmission. Addressing these risk factors through education, awareness campaigns, and fostering a sense of responsibility towards personal and community health is crucial.Understanding the Chain of Infection model, which illustrates the steps involved in the transmission of infectious agents, is essential in preventing communicable diseases. By identifying and breaking these links, public health officials can implement measures to control the spread of the disease.In conclusion, preventing communicable diseases requires a comprehensive approach that includes education, empowerment, and creating a supportive environment. By adopting strategies such as comprehensive health education, peer involvement, accessible healthcare services, vaccination campaigns, and life skills development, we can empower teenagers to take an active role in preventing communicable diseases and create a healthier and safer environment for themselves and their communities.

Keywords

  • communicable disease
  • infectious disease
  • spreading
  • adolescents