Yes, that’s right, it’s fall time; the time when germs go around. That time when people get sick, cold, and miss some school. Some people like to miss school, some don’t but if you do, heads up! You’ll get behind. Trust me I know. . . I should have done what I was suppose to do. What was I supposed to do though? Let’s learn about germs and how to prevent them!

Because of germs and tiny organisms, many students and/or adults get behind on their work. Germs cause colds and sickness.

Germs are tiny organisms, or living things that make you, (your body) sick. Germs are so small you don’t know when they’re on you. They’re so tiny if you wanted to see them you would have to use a microscope. You will not know you have germs until symptoms occur. Symptoms include fevers, sniffles, rashes, coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Germs are all over the universe, yes, EVERYWHERE! They are in peoples’ houses, outside, on door knobs, I mean everywhere! Types of germs include bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and more. Germs are spread throughout the air from sneezes, coughs, and breaths. Germs can also be spread through saliva, sweat, and blood.

How to prevent a cold or giving it away is. . .

• Cover your mouth when sneezing and/or coughing.

• Wash your hands often.

• Wash your hands after sneezing and/or coughing.

• When you use a tissue wash your hands too.

• When washing your hands use soap and warm water for about forty seconds.

A great weapon against a cold is a tissue. Use them when you have to sneeze and have the sniffles. After using a tissue throw it away, not on the floor, in a desk, or on a table, but in the trash! Then remember to WASH your hands well!

If you follow these steps, more than likely you’ll prevent a cold, and you’ll save yourself from getting behind in your work. You may have one cold every once in a while though.

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