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3 Pathogenic Bacteria and Viruses

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Matthew Eriquezzo

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3 Pathogenic Bacteria and Viruses
Matthew Eriquezzo
Legionnaires Disease or "Legionellosis"
This disease is caused by the bacteria named Legionella. Legionella is transmitted by humans inhaling infected water droplets in the air. It targets the respiratory systems.

Symptoms: headache, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, chills, fever of 104 degrees or more, vomiting, diarrhea, and mental change.

However antibiotics and therapy are the cure but this illness usually last two or three weeks. This Disease can kill.
Streptococcus B
This form of Strep Throat is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus Agalactine. This disease targets the respiratory system. This is transmitted by coughing around other individuals.

Symptoms include:Fever, Difficulty Feeding, Lethargy, and Irritability.

This disease rarely kills but usually last about two weeks with antibiotics. However there is a Vaccine Shot to avoid this disease all together. (recommended)
Chlamydia Pneumonia or "Chlamydia Pneumoniae"
This disease is cause by the bacteria called Chlamydia and is spread by contact with bodily fluids. This disease targets all major fabrics of the body such as muscles, eyes, sexual organs, and the heart.

Symptoms: Pain in joints,teeth,muscles,ovaries,and uterus. Burning in eyes and Stomach. Heart stings and extra beats.

The only cure known is the us of the antibiotics: Azithromycin and Clarithromycin.
Rabies is an RNA Virus caused by contact with infected saliva or other bodily fluids. Rabies targets the Brain and Spinal Cord.

Symptoms: headache, fever, weakness, anxiety, confusion, agitation, delirium, abnormal behavior, hallucination, and insomnia.

Rabies can be cured by a rabies shot. Rabies can kill after extreme periods of time without treatment. It will last until treated.
Kuru is a Prion Virus that attacks the brain. Kuru is cause by cannibalism by humans. It is unknown how exactly cantact is made during the process of cannibalism.

Symptoms: Tremors, Ataxia, and Dementia.

Kuru is a disease that CANNOT be cured. Once someone has it they will never get rid of it. Kuru is also untreatable by doctors. Kuru however is still extremely rare. Thus reducing chances of infection. This disease often kills those it come into contact with after about eight to ten years.
Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki Disease is cause by a DNA Virus and attacks the skin. It is unknown how this disease it caused but it is not contagious.

Symptoms: fever, red eyes, body rash, swollen lips or tongue, swollen feet or hands, swollen lymph nodes on neck.

Kawasaki Disease is curable using aspirin or IVIG Medicine. This disease should clear up within two weeks and does have the ability to kill.
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"Group B Streptococcal (GBS)." Group B Streptococcal (GBS). N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.

"Health Guide." Kuru. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.

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"Symptoms of Chlamydia Pneumoniae." Chlamydia Pneumoniae Symptoms. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.
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