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Molecular Biology

Study of anything too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbiology
Branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease. Epidemiology
Microscopic organisms; Bacteria, Viruses, Protozoa, Parasites, Fungi, & Algae Microbes
Person who studies anything too small to be seen with the naked eye Microbiologist
Organization that researches and studies disease CDC- Center for Disease Control
Person who studies the transmission and control of disease. Epidemiologist
Disease that can be passed from one living thing to another Infectious
Disease that is NOT spread from one living to another Non-infectious
Substance that causes a persons cells to mutate. Mutagen
Disease causing agent Pathogen
Organism that transmits a pathogen from a host to a new organism.(Mosquito) Vector
Organism that passes diseases to other living things even though they may not feel sick carrier
Provides a source of energy for virus or other organism to grow host
Affects a large number of people in a population, community, or region at the same time. Epidemic
Worldwide epidemic that infects and causes serious illness in humans Pandemic
Separated from the general public Isolation
Restraining the movements of a person(s) to prevent the spread of disease Quarantine
Organism without a nucleus Prokaryote
Organism with a nucleus Eukaryote
Occurs when strains of bacteria in the human body become resistant to antibiotics due to improper use or abuse Antibiotic Resistance
microscopic living organisms, usually one-celled, that can be found everywhere. They can be dangerous, such as when they cause infection, or beneficial, as in the process of fermentation and decomposition. Bacteria
Non-living, Needs a host virus
What do Viruses and living things have in common? Reproduce
poison Toxin
preparation of weakened or killed pathogens vaccine
compounds that block growth of bacteria antibiotics
conflict between a pathogen and a host disease
using microorganisms to change harmful chemicals to harmless ones bioremediation
Rod-shaped bacteria bacilli
Circle-shaped bacteria cocci
Spiral-shaped Bacteria spirilla
Bacterial infection of the lungs tuberculosis (TB)
Bacterial disease caused by the bite of a tick Lyme disease
bacterial disease with the symptoms of a fever, sore throat, and swollen glands Strep Throat
Bacterial disease that can cause severe muscle spasms and death Tetnus
Bacterial disease that results in high fever, stiff neck, headache, and fatigue Bacterial Meningitis
The bodies ability to kill new pathogens Immunity
virus that destroys the cells needed for the immune system to function AIDS
virus spread by the bite of a mosquito West Nile
virus spread by contact with an infected animal (dog) Rabies
viral disease that results in the swelling of glands in the neck, fever, aches Mumps
viral disease that results in uncontrolled internal bleeding Ebola
Organisms that feed by taking nutrients from another organisms, causing harm to the host Parasites
Organisms that are eukaryotic, need a moist environment to live, and causes amoebic dysentery, malaria, and african sleeping sickness Protists
parasitic disease caused by an amoeba and is transmitted through contaminated foods and drinks or swallowing water from rivers and lakes Ameobic Dysentary
parasitic disease caused when a mosquito bites and puts a protists into the bloodstream. Flu-like symptoms and death Malaria
parasitic disease cause by the bite of a TseTse fly. Symptoms: flu-like, extreme fatigue, damage to the nervous system African Sleeping Sickness
Organisms that are eukaryotic, heterotrophs, have a cell wall, but not plant like, grow in damp environments. Fungi
Fungal disease that creates a rash on the foot Athlete's Foot
Fungal disease that creates a red, scaly, itchy ring on the skin Ringworm
Fungal disease that causes white patches in the mouth Thrush
Invertebrate that lives in the intestines and feeds off the host. Host can contract the invertebrate through uncooked foods, fleas and ticks, or contaminated feces Tapeworm
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