Causes of Disease: Pathogens (1.1)

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1)Can be good and bad microorganisms. Most cause no harm, PATHOGENS are harmfull and cause disease and if succesful cause infection.

To be classed as a Pathogen it must: Gain entry to the host, colonise the tissues of the host, resist the deffences of the host, cause damage to the host tissues.

Bacteria,virus and fungi are Pathogens.

A disease occurs when we see symptoms. Passes on =Transmission

2) Microoranisms gaining entry

 Pathogens get in by penetrating organisms interfaces ( effective as it is think, continuous layer)

Some interfaces have evolved to allow…


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