Types of pathogens

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  • Pathogens
    • Viruses
      • Multi-celled but can only reproduce inside a plant, animal, or person.
      • Examples of viruses in humans: Paramyxoviridae, coronaviridae, and togaviridae
    • Bacteria
      • Tiny one celled creatures- they can live inside or outside the body.
      • Examples of bacterial infections: Bacterial meningitis, gastritis, pneaumonia
    • Fungi
      • Multi-celled but plant-like similar to tree fungus. Takes nutrition from a plant, tree, or animal.
      • Examples of fungal infections in humans: ringworm and athlete's foot.
    • Parasites
      • Actual complex living organism. Can live in intestinal tract or bloodstream.
      • Examples of parasites in humans: Blastocystosis, Malaria, rhinosporidiosis.
    • Protozoa
      • One celled creatures, usually spread through water.
      • Examples of protozoa infections in humans: Dysentery, sleeping sickness, toxoplasmosis.
    • Protein
      • Multi-celled but can only reproduce inside a plant, animal, or person.
      • Pathogenesis- related proteins are proteins which are produced in plants in the event of a pathogen attack.

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