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Stages of infecton Infection**incubation period**prodromal period**acute period**decline period**convalescent period
infecton invasion and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in the body
incubation period interval of time between the invasion by a pathogenic microorganism and the apperance of the 1st Sx of the disease; range few days to several months
prodromal period short period when first Sx indicating approaching disease occur...headache and a feeling of illness are common problems
acute period disease @ peak; Sx fully developed; Fever common Sx
decline period Sx of disease begin to subside
convalescent period pt regains strength and returms to a state of good health
five classifications of bacteria based on shape bacilli = rod shape bacteria; diplococci = round bacteria that grow in pairs; streptococci = roung bacteria that grow in chains; staphylocci = round bacteria that grow in grape like clusters;spirilla =spiral shaped bacteria
examples of infectious disease caused by: 1. staphylocci 2. streptococci 3. diplococci 1. round bacteria; grapelike clusters 2. round bacteria; chains 3. round bacteria; pairs
examples of infectous diseases caused by: 1. bacilli 2. spirilla 3. viruses
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