Flashcards in Brief History Deck (14):
Who is commonly referred to as the father of modern microbiology?
Who is accredited with the original idea of the germ theory of disease?
What is said to possibly be the most important microbe ever discovered?
What are the three parts of the triad or triangle of health?
Agent, host, and environment
Who is given credit for proving the germ theory of disease by discovering the bacteria responsible for anthrax and tuberculosis?
Who is accredited with the discovery that washing hands can prevent the spread of infectious diseases?
Who is responsible for antisepsis entering common practice to prevent infection during and after surgery?
Whose study was the foundation for the two branches of microbiology: infection control and epidemiology?
What is epidemiology?
The study of occurrence, distribution, and spread of disease in humans
Who is responsible for basically starting the entire field of immunology and vaccinations?
What is name for mad cow disease when acquired by a human?
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)
What is the result of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
Spongiform encephalopathy accompanied with neurological issues
Is there treatment for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
No; it is lethal