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Bacteria, Viruses

Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Protozoa

QuestionAnswer
Escherichia coli (E. coli) Reservoir: Colon, manure Enteritis, mild to severe
Staphylococcus aureus Reservoir: Skin, hair, anterior nares Wound infection, pneumonia, food poisoning, cellulitis
Streptococcus (hemolytic group A) organisms Reservoir: Oropharynx, skin, perianal area "Strep throat", rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, impetigo
Streptococcus (hemolytic group B) organisms Reservoir: Adult genitalia UTI, wound infection, endometritis
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) Reservoir: Contaminated surfaces or spores transferred on unclean hands of others Serious intestinal conditions such as colitis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Reservoir: Lungs Tuberculosis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Reservoir: Genitourinary tract, rectum, mouth, eye Gonorrhea, PID, infectious arthritis, conjunctivitis
Rickettsia rickettsii Reservoir: Wood tick Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Staphylococcus epidermidis Reservoir: Skin Wound infection, bacteremia,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Reservoir: Skin, water, soil Pneumonia, UTI, meningitis
Hepatitis A virus Reservoir: Feces, blood, urine Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Hepatitis B virus Reservoir: Feces, blood, all body fluids and excretions Hepatitis B (serum hepatitis)
Hepatitis C virus Reservoir: Blood and body fluids Liver disease may become chronic
Herpes simplex virus Reservoir: Lesions of mouth, skin, blood, excretions
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Reservoir: Blood, semen, vaginal secretions AIDS
Hantavirus Reservoir: Deer mouse urine, feces, saliva URI, lower respiratory infection (LRI), adult distress syndrome (ARDS)
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (HF) Reservoir: Contaminated blood or body fluid, fruit bat Hemorrhagic fever, vascular permeability, shock and death; potential bioterrorism threat
West Nile virus Reservoir: Mosquito-borne Fever, rash, hepatitis, encephalitis
Aspergillus organisms Reservoir: Soil, dust Aspergillosis, allergic bronchopulmonary
Candida albicans Reservoir: Mouth, skin, colon, gential tract Thrush, dermatitis
Plasmodium falciparum Reservoir: Mosquito Malaria
Created by: wallace263