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Community Service department of your school plans a visit to a slum area near the school with an objective to educate the slum dwellers with respect to health and hygiene. - Biology

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Community Service department of your school plans a visit to a slum area near the school with an objective to educate the slum dwellers with respect to health and hygiene.

(a) Why is there a need to organize such visits?

(b) Write the steps you will highlight, as a member of this department, in your interaction with them to enable them to lead a healthy life.

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Solution

(a) There is a need to organise such visits to make people aware of personal and public hygiene. Maintenance of personal and public hygiene is essential for prevention and control of many infectious diseases.

(b) Steps to be highlighted to enable them lead a healthy life are

(i) Intake of hygienic and balanced diet

(ii) Consumption of clean drinking water

(iii) Personal and community hygiene

(iv) Regular physical exercise

(v) Knowledge about diseases and their effects on the body

(vi) Immunisation against infectious diseases

(vii) Proper disposal of wastes and excreta

(viii) Control of vectors

(ix) Close contact with infected persons or their belongings should be avoided in case of air-borne diseases

Concept: Infectious and Non Infectious Disease
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