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bio lab

TermDefinition
Epidemiology -the study of how microbes spread within a group or population.
Portal of entry- the way a microbe enters and infects a new host.
Reservoir of infection- an object that allows a microbe to grow, reproduce and maintain the ability to infect a new host.
Fomite an object that allows a microbe to survive and pass to a new host.
Opportunistic pathogen an organism that exists harmlessly as part of the normal human body environment and does not become a health threat until the body's immune system fails
Normal biota (flora)
Transient organisms
vector
Autoclave instrument used to sterilize media and equipment
Incubator holds a constant temperature, used to grow bacterial cultures.
Incinerator evice used to sterilize inoculating tools
Inoculating loop, needle- tools used to transfer bacteria from a culture to sterile media.
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