MICROBIOLOGY

Infectious Molecules: prions and Viroids

Jul 29, 2017 by in MICROBIOLOGY Comments Off on Infectious Molecules: prions and Viroids

Some deer are tested for chronic wasting disease, a prion disease of cervids. © Teri Shors. “It has just stopped me cold from eating another burger!” —Oprah Winfrey, during a…

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Rabies

Jul 29, 2017 by in MICROBIOLOGY Comments Off on Rabies

The 14-year-old boy in this photograph lives in Kimpese, Bas Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The teenager is showing scars of dog bites on his hand. The dog…

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Poliovirus and Other Enteroviruses

Jul 29, 2017 by in MICROBIOLOGY Comments Off on Poliovirus and Other Enteroviruses

Draped over the handlebars of a bicycle in the Central African country of Chad is a satchel containing poliovirus vaccine. The satchel includes a logo with the words “Kick Polio…

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the Best for Last: Bacteriophages

Jul 29, 2017 by in MICROBIOLOGY Comments Off on the Best for Last: Bacteriophages

Vials of bacteriophage cocktails produced by researchers at the Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology, Tbilisi, Georgia. Their expertise is recognized around the world as a leading organization in…

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Sexually transmitted infections

Jul 9, 2017 by in MICROBIOLOGY Comments Off on Sexually transmitted infections

21 Sexually transmitted infections Introduction Sexually transmitted infections usually cause diseases In some instances, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not result in overt disease symptoms, such as in the early…

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Gastrointestinal tract infections

Jul 9, 2017 by in MICROBIOLOGY Comments Off on Gastrointestinal tract infections

22 Gastrointestinal tract infections Introduction Ingested pathogens may cause disease confined to the gut or involve other parts of the body Ingestion of pathogens can cause many different infections. These…

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