Pathogens and infections

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Pathogen
Microorganism that causes disease.
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Infectious disease
Illness that is caused by a microorganism and can be caught from an infected person.
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Vetor
Organism that transfers a pathogen from one person ti another, suach as anopheles mosquito which spreads the protozan that cause malaria when it bites a human.
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Examples of bacteria
Cholera, food poisoning and dysentery.
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Examples of viruses
Influenza (flu), mumps, measles, AIDs.
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Examples of fungi
Athlete's foot
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Examples of protoctists
Protozoan that cause malaria
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How are pathogens spread between people?
Water-may contain bacteria such as cholera. Food-may contain food poisoning bacteria (eg: salmonella). Airborne-influena and cold viruses that spread in the air (eg: sneezes). Contact-Athlete's foot is usually spread by moist surfaces or skin contact
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Illness that is caused by a microorganism and can be caught from an infected person.

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Infectious disease

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Organism that transfers a pathogen from one person ti another, suach as anopheles mosquito which spreads the protozan that cause malaria when it bites a human.

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Cholera, food poisoning and dysentery.

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Influenza (flu), mumps, measles, AIDs.

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