Biology: Year 9 Term 4: Pathogens and Spread of Disease

Define “pathogen” (2)
A microorganism that causes disease
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How can bacterial diseases spread? (2)
Through sneezing, physical contact
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How can viral diseases spread? (2)
Airborne, bodily fluids
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How can protist diseases spread? (2)
Via vectors which do not get infected
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How can fungal diseases spread? (2)
Spores in the air, physical contact
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How do bacteria reproduce in the body to make you ill? (2)
Binary fission and releasing toxins
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How do viruses reproduce in the body and make you ill? (2)
Reproduce in cells and burst out
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How can the spread of diseases be reduced? (3)
Quarantine, not sharing things like towels, coughing into tissues
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How can bacterial diseases spread? (2)

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Through sneezing, physical contact

Card 3

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How can viral diseases spread? (2)

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Card 4

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How can protist diseases spread? (2)

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Card 5

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How can fungal diseases spread? (2)

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