Pathogen Mechanisms – Part III

Pathogens continued from Part 2. . . Do you think soda tastes best from a fountain? A team of microbiologists from Hollins University have found that extra flavor might just be coliform, a fecal bacteria. 48% of the sodas they tested from soda fountains had the bacteria. Even better news, the study also found that

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Types of Bacterial Pathogens – Part II

Continued from Special Report – Pathogens – Part I. . . Types of bacterial pathogens: There are three categories of bacterial pathogens. Obligate pathogens are those bacteria that must cause disease in order to be transmitted from one host to another. These bacteria must also infect a host in order to survive, in contrast to

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Special Report: Pathogens – Part 1

Pathogens are organisms, frequently microorganisms, or components of these organisms, that cause disease. Microbial pathogens include various species of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Many diseases caused by microbial pathogens, and the frequency of these diseases, are a national security issue. Pathogens and disease: A disease is any condition caused by the presence of an invading

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