Contagious diseases such as colds, the flu, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis, mumps, measles, rubella, smallpox, or chicken pox, can be spread by coughs, sneezes, hand shakes, or touching surfaces that are contaminated with tiny droplets from a person's nose or mouth. From www.readync.org
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers excellent tips on how to prevent contagious diseases from spreading.
From the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services
- N.C. Public Health
- Public Health and Preparedness Response
- North Carolina's Pandemic Flu Plan
- Epidemiology in North Carolina
From the United States Dept. of Health and Human Services