Infectious diseases awareness onboard online course aims to raise awareness regarding Infectious diseases that might occur on board vessels.
Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They are normally harmless or even helpful but under certain conditions the equilibrium of normal function of the human organism changes and disease occurs. Some infectious diseases transmit directly from person to person and others are transmitted by insects or other animals. We may get others by consuming contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment.