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_________ are protein particles that lack any kind of demonstrable genetic material, mutated forms of a normal host protein.

PRIONS

2

What do prions aggregate in the brain and form?

PLAQUES

3

How are prions caught?

MAY BE INHERITED
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CANNIBALISM
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EATING ANIMALS INFECTED BY A PRION (MAD COW)

4

What is the treatment for prions?

PALLIATIVE

5

Name the 4 organisms which combine the characteristics of viruses and bacteria, and need a host to survive?

RICKETTSIA
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CHLAMYDIA
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COXIELLA
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MYCOPLASMA

6

What does rickettsia cause?

TYPICAL RASH (WRIST/ANKLE)
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SMALL HEMMORAHGES
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FLU VIRUS SYMPTOMS

7

What does chlamydia cause?

STI leading to
PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
WOMEN* STERILITY
INFANTS* EYE INFECTIONS and PNEUMONIA

8

What does coxiella cause?

Q FEVER
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FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS
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CAN BECOME SYSTEMIC

9

What do mycoplasmas commonly cause?

PNEUMONIA

10

__________ are free living eukaryotic saprophytes found in every habitat on earth.

FUNGI

11

__________ is a harmless fungus normally present on skin, common cause of vaginal infection, and opportunistic in immunosuppressed patients.

CANDIDA

12

Name the 2 types of fungi?

YEASTS
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MOLDS

13

Molds grow in long filaments called __________.

HYPHAE

14

The term ____________ has evolved to designate members of the animal kingdom that infect and cause disease in other animals.

PARASITE

15

Helminths (worms) and arthropods (tics, mosquitos, flies, fleas, lice, mites) are _______________.

PARASITES