Tic Tac Toe

By Ben Goyne

Killer Protists

1. Malaria is a disease caused by a protist called plasmodium. It is usually spread by a bite from a mosquito

2. The African sleeping sickness is caused by a protist called trypanosoma.

3. The infection leishmaniasis is caused by the protist leishmania.

4. The protist tyzzeria infects cells in the small intestine.


HIV/AIDS affects every country in the world and in many infection rates are increasing rapidly. Today, an estimated 42 million people live with HIV/AIDS. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world worst affected. 3/4 of the people who have HIV/AIDS lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently there is no cure for HIV/AIDS but there are medicines to keep the symptoms at bay.

The Role of Bacteria in the World

Out of all of the bacteria in our world only a few hundred cause disease. Some of these are strep throat and a cavity in your tooth. A lot of bacteria do things that are helpful to us. Like lactic- acid bacteria breaks down sugar in milk. This preserves and adds flavor to the food. Also many antibiotics are made by bacteria.