Disease and Microbes

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  • Disease
    • Microbes
      • Bacteria is the second smallest microbe
        • Eg Tuburculosis/whooping cough/salmonella
      • Fungi is the biggest microbe you can even see it
        • Eg Athletes Foot/thrush
      • Virus is the smallest microbe
        • e.g. chicken pox/influenza/measles/rub-ella/mumps
      • Some microbes are helpful, without bacteria we wouldn't have cheese or yogurt and without fungi we wouldn't have mushrooms.
    • Microbes can be spread through air, water or touch
    • Bodies  defences
      • Skin
      • White blood cells make antibodies and antigens to fight disease

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