Flashcards in Agents of Infectious Disease Deck (15):
_________ are protein particles that lack any kind of demonstrable genetic material, mutated forms of a normal host protein.
What do prions aggregate in the brain and form?
How are prions caught?
MAY BE INHERITED
EATING ANIMALS INFECTED BY A PRION (MAD COW)
What is the treatment for prions?
Name the 4 organisms which combine the characteristics of viruses and bacteria, and need a host to survive?
What does rickettsia cause?
TYPICAL RASH (WRIST/ANKLE)
FLU VIRUS SYMPTOMS
What does chlamydia cause?
STI leading to
PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
INFANTS* EYE INFECTIONS and PNEUMONIA
What does coxiella cause?
FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS
CAN BECOME SYSTEMIC
What do mycoplasmas commonly cause?
__________ are free living eukaryotic saprophytes found in every habitat on earth.
__________ is a harmless fungus normally present on skin, common cause of vaginal infection, and opportunistic in immunosuppressed patients.
Name the 2 types of fungi?
Molds grow in long filaments called __________.
The term ____________ has evolved to designate members of the animal kingdom that infect and cause disease in other animals.