The role of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in malaria transmission
By: Dyana Hepburn
There are 460 recognized species of mosquitoes, of which only about 100 transmit the malaria parasite to the human being and only 30 - 40 transmit the most dangerous and deadly of parasites, the Plasmodium falciparum. The Anopheles gambiae mosquito is known as a vector...
By: Nathaniel Spence
The initial response of the human body to the HIV virus is the same as that to any other viral infection: the immune system activates its defense mechanisms to attack and destroy the infection. One of the most important of these defenses is the production...
Symptoms and treatment of helminth infections
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
Helminths are worms with many cells. They are tapeworms, pin-worms, hook worms and round worms, which are among the most common helminths. A person becomes infected whenever they come in contact with helminth worms, which are parasites. According to World Health Organization, most helminth infections...
Basic facts on chlamydia bacteria
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Chlamydia is a genus of bacteria in the Verrucomicrobia group. According to the Microbe Wiki supported by Kenyon College, the various strains of chlamydia vary by nearly 200 genes. Though they are classified as gram-negative bacteria, they are actually difficult to type. They are closely...
Basic facts on chlamydia bacteria
By: Jennifer Boyd
There are probably not a lot of people in this day and age who have not heard about sexually transmitted diseases and how to avoid them. Chlamydia is one of the most common of sexually transmitted diseases that are reported in the United States. Chlamydia...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative motor disorder resulting from the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia, in particular two clusters of cells called the substantia nigra. The manifestations of PD appear when 80% or...
Infections associated with animal bites
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Human skin is a protective layer and it is the first line of defense against invading microorganisms. During an animal bite, that protective barrier is broken. In addition, various microorganisms that colonize the animal’s mouth enter into the human body via an animal bite...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Infections are diseases caused by organisms which enter an animal host and colonize within the host tissues to initiate a pathological process. All human beings are susceptible to infections, though many such infections will resolve without any complications through natural means. Furthermore, once a person...
Types of Staphylococcus bacteria that infect humans
By: Effie Moore Salem
Staphylococcus bacteria are normally found in the mouth and nose and are harmless and cause no infection. Yet, out of the 30 or more varieties known to cause disease, staphylococcus aureus is the villain most blamed. The type of diseases caused by the various stages...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Staphylococcus is a gram positive bacterium that occurs almost ubiquitously; most people carry staph organisms on their skin surfaces and nasal passages. Intact skin and mucosa are generally effective barriers to staph infections. Unfortunately, the converse is also true, with staph being the chief culprit...

 

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