Airborne diseases of concern to emergency responders include:
- Chicken pox.
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Also, what are examples of airborne diseases?
Many common infections can spread by airborne transmission at least in some cases, including: Anthrax (inhalational), Chickenpox, Influenza, Measles, Smallpox, Cryptococcosis, and Tuberculosis. Airborne diseases can also affect non-humans.
How do diseases spread through air?
Airborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microbes small enough to be discharged from an infected person via coughing, sneezing, laughing and close personal contact or aerosolization of the microbe. The discharged microbes remain suspended in the air on dust particles, respiratory and water droplets.
What are the symptoms of airborne allergies?
The signs and symptoms are familiar to many:
- Sneezing often accompanied by a runny or clogged nose.
- Coughing and postnasal drip.
- Itching eyes, nose, and throat.
- Allergic shiners (dark circles under the eyes caused by increased blood flow near the sinuses)