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Infection The presence of a disease caused by a pathogen, such as a bacterial or virus.
Disease A breakdown in the structure and function of a living organism.
Epidemiologist A scientist who traces the spread of a disease through a population.
Bacteria A single-called organism that does not have a nucleus or other membrane-bound organelles.
Virus A microbe that is Not made of cells and cannot grow or reproduce outside of a living cell.
Protist An organism made up of a single cell or many cells with a nucleus, and that is not an animal ,plant, or fungus.
Full course The complete prescription of an antibiotic from a doctor.
Immune system A system of specialized cells that coordinate and communicate in order to inactivate foreign material.
Resistant The characteristic of bacteria that have an increased chance to survive and reproduce when there is an antibiotic present in the environment.
Parasite A living organism that feeds off of another living organism.
Antibiotic "Medicine"/bacteria prescribed by a doctor that fights other bacteria.
Vaccine A shot with a dead/weakened virus so the immune system can develop a plan of attack.
Vector An organism that spreads disease-causing microbes from one host to another without getting sick itself.
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