As part of their GCSE studies, Year 10 students have been learning about the transmission of pathogens and how preventing the transmission of pathogens can reduce the chances of epidemics and pandemics. They have been learning about the different types of pathogen and are aware that both measles and influenza are caused by viruses which can be spread by a droplet infection through coughing and sneezing. The winter of 2019/20 has shown a spike, with 160 new acute respiratory outbreaks (68 confirmed as influenza) reported in the last 10 days.
To reduce the spread of the ‘Flu’, simple steps can be taken including the following:
Mr D Knee