Chapter 4: Why Do We Fall Ill?

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Why do we fall ill?


Conduct a survey in your neighbourhood to find out what the three most common diseases are. Suggest three steps that could be taken by your local authorities to bring down the incidence of these diseases.


The common diseases are common cold, dengue, and typhoid. The preventive measures are:

1. Cleaning your neighborhood by removing the garbage or filling up potholes to prevent the breeding of mosquitos.

2. Regular spray of insecticides in the neighborhood that can kill the mosquitos.

3. Provide clean drinking water.

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