Human Health and Diseases – Solutions
1. What are the various public health measures, which you would suggest as safeguard against infectious diseases?
Some preventive or public health measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases are:
1) Personal and public hygiene: Maintaining healthy personal and public hygiene is one of the important methods to prevent infectious diseases. Personal hygiene includes keeping our body clean, washing the hands thoroughly before eating, etc. public hygienic includes proper disposal of sewage, fecal waste and domestic waste, regular cleaning and disinfection of water reservoirs, pools and tanks, and observation of hygienic practices in public catering.
2) Isolation of patient: An infected person is to be kept in isolation to check the spread of infectious diseases like chicken pox, TB, pneumonia, etc.