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The Nature of Disease-producing Microorganisms

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Louise Bayobo

on 23 January 2014

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Transcript of The Nature of Disease-producing Microorganisms

Germs
How do these germs get into us? (oh my!)
-some live in or on dirt, water, countertops, our skin, our intestines and in many other places around us
-some only live in hot areas while some live only in cold areas
-some prefer to live on their own while others prefer living in people or animals
The territories of germs... (eeeeek!)
The Nature of Disease-producing Microorganisms
-are tiny microorganisms that exist all around us and are invisible to the human eye
-most are not harmful but some cause infectious disease
-living things such as viruses, bacteria, ricketssia, fungi and protozoa
Touching
Breathing
Eating or Drinking
Getting bitten
Pathogens
-are disease-causing microorganisms.
-they grow best at body temperature and destroy
human tissue
by using it as
food
-give off waste products called
toxin
that are absorbed by the body
-
Infection
is a condition in body tissue in which
pathogens or germs
have multiplied


Types of Pathogens
Streptococcus uberis
Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli
Streptococcus agalactiae
Streptococcus dysgalactiae
Corynebacterium bovis
Mycoplasma
Klebsiella pneumonia
Citrobactor
Enterobacter
Pseudomonas aeuginosa
Pasteurella
Bacillus licheniformis
Bacillus
What should I do, then? The easiest thing to do is..
Practice healthy habits and cleanliness everyday.
Sources:
http://www.sfcdcp.org/germs.html
http://www.dairyco.org.uk/technical-information/animal-health-welfare/mastitis/pathogens-the-cause-of-mastitis/types-of-pathogens/#.UuClDNIhLIU
Ricketssia
Virus
Bacteria (bacterium)
Protozoa
Fungi (fungus)
Remember this!
There's thing called good bacteria. They help our bodies digest food and absorb nutrients and also produce vitamins in the intestinal tract such as folic acid, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12
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