Types of Staphylococcus bacteria that infect humans
By: Kate Eglan-Garton
Staphylococcus is a specific type of bacterial infection that can attack the human body at any time. Although there are more than 20 species of Staphylococcus, only two interact with humans according to Bergey’s Manual (2001) on systematic bacteriology. The first type is called...
How campylobacter is transmitted from animals to humans
By: Eric Lannak
The Campylobacteria are a group of organisms that usually cause mild to severe infections of the gastrointestinal system. Called “campylobacteriosis”, the illness typically causes symptoms like abdominal discomfort and frequent passage of stools, but sometimes symptoms can be severe. Watery or bloody diarrhea, fever...
By: Blaise Pascal
Campylobacter is a type of bacteria that can infect the intestines, and perhaps blood, of people and animals causing campylobacteriosis. This illness will cause symptoms like nausea, fever, vomiting, stomach pain, and mild to severe diarrhea. The transmission of campylobacter will likely occur between animals...
By: Michael John- Anyaehie
What is Campylobacter? Campylobacter is an infectious disease that is the leading cause of bacterial diarrheal illness and can be found everywhere. Campylobacter organism can cause illness in both humans and animals. The specie of Campylobacter responsible for most human illness cases is the Campylobacter...
By: Karen Struss
When the body contracts a viral infection, a healthy immune system will seek to destroy the virus, thereby eliminating the illness. However, sometimes the immune system’s response to the virus may cause joint inflammation. In very rare cases this inflammation can cause permanent damage...
An overview of eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV)
By: Paula S. Thompson
Each year, more than two million people die from mosquito-borne diseases worldwide, diseases like malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. In the United States, there aren’t nearly as many people afflicted with mosquito-borne illnesses as there are in places like Africa and South and...
The lessons learned about resistant bacteria since penicillin was discovered
By: Effie Moore Salem
Penicillin, the wonder drug first discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928 when he was doing a few housekeeping chores—a petri dish was growing some funny looking stuff that caught his attention—is still an important drug but it has created its own problems. Because...
The lessons learned about resistant bacteria since penicillin was discovered
By: Gioia Degenaars
In 1928, Alexander Fleming accidentally stumbled upon a mold growing in a petri dish. He noticed that no bacteria grew on the petri dish where the mold was present. Fleming had discovered the first antibiotic in penicillin. Since then there have been many types of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Malaria is a parasitic disease which contributes to around 1 million deaths each year with most numbers being children in the African region. It also gives rise to almost 250 million cases of Malaria each year amounting to millions of dollars in financial burden to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Poliomyelitis is a condition which can give rise to lifelong disability and sometimes fatal outcomes that can be prevented by giving a simple vaccine at the earliest stages of life. Being contracted by a virus, the poliomyelitis had engulfed the world, especially the African and...

 

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