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Infectious Disease

Pathogen Organisms that cause disease
Infectious Disease is a disease that is caused by the presence of a living thing within the body
What are the four major groups of human pathogens? Bacteria, Viruses, fungi, and protists
Where can pathogens spread to? infected person, soil, food, and water
Bateria Bateria are one-celled microorganisms. They cause a wide variety of diseases, including ear infections, food poisoning, and strep throat
Viruses Viruses are tiny particles, much smaller than bacteria. Can produce unless they are inside living cells.
Fungi Which includes molds and yeasts, also cause some infectious diseases. Warm climates. E.X. athletes foot and ringworm
Protists Malaria, an infection of the blood that is in common in tropical areas. E.X African sleeping sickness and amebic dysentery.
Created by: Achenry45