How Do Illnesses Spread

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Illnesses are spread by a lot of things. The most common way that illnesses spread is through the air and direct or indirect contact with a person. There is many other ways to get a illness some illness you can only get through genetics. Some names of illnesses you can get through that air and direct or indirect contact is flu which is the most common, measles, rubella, whooping cough, sore throat, chickenpox, and common cold. An epidemic is spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time. The spread of illness and an epidemic are related to washing hands because germs are spread by many ways, for example if someone wipes their butt and doesn't clean their hands enough
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