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Infectious Disease Trading Cards

This card set has photos and information about some of the infectious diseases that CDC studies. You can view the set online OR download and print your own copy. To view or print your own set, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download a free copy at

Disease Cards by Set

  • Before VaccinesBefore Vaccines [PDF 190KB]
    Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio.
  • ChickenpoxChickenpox [PDF 165KB]
    Chickenpox is a disease caused by infection with the varicella zoster virus, which causes fever and an itchy rash.
  • Avian FluDiphtheria [PDF 173KB]
    Diphtheria is a respiratory diseae caused by bacteria.
  • Hepatitis AHepatitis A [PDF 180KB]
    Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that causes disease of the liver.
  • HibHib [PDF 200KB]
    Hib is a bacterial disease. Hib is not related to influenza (flu).
  • MeaslesMeasles [PDF 188KB]
    Measles is a serious disease. Every year, measles still kills over 700,000 people around the world.
  • Mumps Mumps [PDF 161KB]
    Mumps is causes by a virus that spreads from one person to another by coughing, sneezing, or simply talking.
  • PertussisPertussis [PDF 181KB]
    Pertussis, Whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.
  • Polio Polio [PDF 132KB]
    Polio is caused by a virus that lives in throats and intestines.
  • RubellaRubella [PDF 182KB]
    Rubella is an acute viral disease that causes fever and rash.

  • Tetanus Tetanus [PDF 157KB]
    Tetanus (lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body.
  • SARSVaccines [PDF 175KB]
    Without vaccines, epidemics of many preventable diseases could return, resulting in increased – and unnecessary – illness, disability, and death.
  • Preventing New CasesPreventing New Cases [PDF 155KB]
    Always wash your hands before you eat.
  • Campylobacter jejuni Campylobacter jejuni [PDF 147KB]
    This bacterium hangs out in bird droppings, raw milk, and untreated water.
  • E.coli 0157:H7E.coli 0157:H7 [PDF 146KB]
    You can stop E. coli by never eating raw or undercooked hamburger or by not drinking unpasteurized milk and juice and by always washing your hands after touching raw meats.
  • ShigellaShigella [PDF 132KB]
    Shigella, spreads to other people by contaminated salads, sandwiches, and water. To stop this disease, wash your hands before eating.
  • ListeraListera [PDF 146KB]
    Listera loves cool, wet places like soft cheese, sandwich meat, and hotdogs. Throw away foods that have passed the expiration date and be sure the food you eat is clean and fully cooked.
  • SalmonellosisSalmonellosis [PDF 149KB]
    You can stop Salmonella by eating foods that are clean and fully cooked. Always wash your hands before eating.
  • SeparateSeparate [PDF 158KB]
    Some foods have bad germs that can spread to other foods if we are not careful.
  • ChillChill [PDF 139KB]
    Be cool. Chill out. Refrigerate promptly.
  • CookCook [PDF 164KB]
    The only way to be sure cooked food is safe to eat is by using a food thermometer.
  • CleanClean [PDF 152KB]
    Washing your hands is one of the best ways to kill germs and keep them from spreading.
  • Page last reviewed: June 9, 2010
  • Page last updated: June 9, 2010
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