Avoid contact with patients infected with upper respiratory infections.
Immunization with flu vaccine.
Mononucleosis is an acute infectious disease. Its mode of transmission is
through close contact, kissing is the common route of transmission. The infection is
most common among college students. It usually occurs between the ages of 15 to 25
a. Signs and Symptoms. Includes fever, sore throat, and malaise.
b. Treatment. There is no specific treatment, however, rest and nourishment
c. Preventive Measures. Avoid contact with persons infected with other
d. Referral. Refer to higher level of medical care if the patient's condition
SECTION III. GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES
5-11. DIARRHEA, DYSENTERY
Diarrhea. An abnormal frequency and liquidity of fecal discharges.
(2) Dysentery. A term given to a number of disorders marked by
inflammation of the intestines, especially the colon, and attended by pain in the
abdomen, tenesmus (straining), and frequent stools containing blood and mucus.
b. Mode of Transmission. Includes contaminated food and water, flies, and
c. Signs and Symptoms.
Frequent liquid or semi-liquid stools.
(2) May lead to dehydration (dry mouth and skin, failure to urinate, sunken