Explore where germs are found, how they can affect us, and how basic hygiene can help us avoid becoming unwell.
- Pathogens are microbes that cause disease.
- Good hygiene is the best way to limit the spread of pathogens.
- Hygiene around food is important as it can carry dangerous bacteria.
- Dirty water carries bacteria and can spread disease quickly.
All around you, on you, and inside you, are tiny, living organisms – too small to see.
Microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses.
Some of these are pathogens, which can cause disease.
Pathogens = microbes that cause disease
You probably have around 10,000 to 10 billion bacteria on your hand right now.
Most are ...
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