infectious diseases


8.L.1.1 summarize the basic characteristics of viruses,bacteria, fungi,and parasites relating to spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

8.L.1.2 explain the difference between epidemic and pandemic as it relates to the spread,treatment and prevention of the disease.

what is microbiology ?

microbiology is microscopic organism's such as viruses, bacteria,fungi, protozoa,archaea. this includes fundamental research on the biochemistry,cell biology,ecology,evaluation and clinical aspects as microorganisms, including the host responds to these agents.


viruses is non living, it gets transmitted through the air or on surfaces and by contact my infected people. it is treated by vaccines , way u can not get it is by exercise ,eat rite, and keeping hands clean. some diseases it can cause is the flu,AIDs, west nile virus and much more diseases.


bacteria is living, it is transmitted by reproduce out of control and invades other parts of the body. bacteria is treated by antibiotics .it is prevented by keeping hands washed, wash raw foods before you eat them and healthy hygiene. diseases it causes is food poising.


fungi is living . it spreads through spores,it is treated by anti-fungal creams,shampoos,and medicine. it is prevented by not sharing shoes, wear dry socks,and dont walk bare footed on locker room floors.


parasites is living. it is transmitted by the move on their own from one organism to the next.parasites is treated by medicines,and direct remove of parasite from the host. it is prevented not swimming when your infected,don't eat food from street vendors,and keep finger nails clean.

what is an outbreak?

an outbreak is an occurrence of a disease greater than would otherwise be expected at a particular time and place.


an epidemic is an outbreak of disease that affects many people in an area of a specific country or region .


an pandemic is an epidemic that spreads over a very large area or throughout the entire world.
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