Infectious diseases

Ariel rios

8.L.1.1 and 8.L.1.2 standards

8.L.1.1-Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites relating to the 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 disease.


the study of different types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi.


characteristics of a virus.

1. non-living.

2. disease producing particle.

3. they are not made of cells.

important information.

1. viruses need a host cell to survive.

2. too little to see with the naked eye.

3. replicates inside the living cells of other organisms.


characteristics of a bacteria.

1. consists of one cell.

2. prokaryotic

3. reproduce rapidly.

Important information

1. they have different number of shapes