B1.1.4 - Pathogens + Disease

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What are pathogens?
Microorganism which cause disease.
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How do pathogens cause disease?
When pathogens enter the body they reproduce rapidly.
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How do pathogens make you feel ill?
They can make you ill by producing toxins.
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Why is it difficult to produce medicines to destroy viruses?
Viruses take over the cells of your body as they reproduce, damaging and destroying the cells.
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How did Ignaz Semmelweis change the way we look at disease?
Semmelweis recognised the importance of hand washing in preventing the spread of infectious diseases in hospital.
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How are the ideas of Semmelweis used in modern hospitals?
Everyone in a hospital should wash their hands or use hand gels to prevent the transfer of pathogens.
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Why did it take a long time for others to accept the ideas of Semmelweis?
No-one knew about viruses and bacteria.
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When pathogens enter the body they reproduce rapidly.

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Why is it difficult to produce medicines to destroy viruses?

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