Infectious Diseases

Created by Josh Murphy and Donovan Green

Stuff about Bacteria

Bacteria are complete cells. They can produce there own food so they do not need a host to live.

Treatment: Main way of treatment is antibiotics, vaccines, many strains can become resistant to certain antibiotics and new ones are needed.

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Stuff about Viruses

Viruses are incomplete cells. They cannot convert carbohydrates into energy like other living cells, so they cannot function on their on and need another organism. Also they cannot reproduce unless inside another organism.

Treatment: Cannot be treated with antibiotics, some drugs exist that kill some cells and slow down the reproduction of the cells. Nothing has been made that can kill viral infections like antibiotics can kill bacterial infections.

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Stuff about Parasites

Parasites are organism that cannot function on their own. They need other organisms for food and shelter. Usually the parasite will benefit from the relationship while the other organism will suffer.

Treatment: Can be removed by medical and surgical procedures, some medicines for blocking the parasites, best way of treating them is prevention.

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What is the superbug/MRSA

Is a skin infection that is a bacteria and is resistant to most antibiotics. Causes bloodstream infections, pneumonia, and surgical sight infections.

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Ways to Prevent Infectious DIseases

  • Don’t smoke.

  • Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • Control your blood pressure.

  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.

  • Get adequate sleep.

  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.

  • Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.