Germs and You /programs/65-germs-and-you


There are tiny microscopic organisms that creep around us all the time. This Passive Program demonstrates an overview of some types of the microbes that can cause harm and illness to humans, and gives easy tips for prevention.

When: Tue, Jan 27, 2009 11:00 PM - 11:00 PM PST

Where: Montecito

Who organized the event

Resident Assistant

Detailed description

Microscopic organisms grow and live with us, whether we like it or not. You may have heard that some microorganisms are harmless, but in fact, many can cause harm and sickness. If these living entities are not taken seriously, they may infect and irritate us forever.

This Passive provides only a glimpse into the microbial world. Examples of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are given, but there are much more harmful ones out there. Methods of infection and transmission are listed, such as: hair brushing, air droplets, ingestion, and inhalation. Lastly, tips on prevention is given: using soap and not only water, covering mouth when coughing and sneezing, etc.

PS. Dont be shy to visit the Student Health Center. It's FREE!

Active or Passive?



Wellness & Prevention

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Faculty involvement