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Who is commonly referred to as the father of modern microbiology?

Louis Pasteur

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Who is accredited with the original idea of the germ theory of disease?

Louis Pasteur

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What is said to possibly be the most important microbe ever discovered?

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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What are the three parts of the triad or triangle of health?

Agent, host, and environment

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Who is given credit for proving the germ theory of disease by discovering the bacteria responsible for anthrax and tuberculosis?

Robert Koch

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Who is accredited with the discovery that washing hands can prevent the spread of infectious diseases?

Ignaz Semmelweis

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Who is responsible for antisepsis entering common practice to prevent infection during and after surgery?

Joseph Lister

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Whose study was the foundation for the two branches of microbiology: infection control and epidemiology?

John Snow

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What is epidemiology?

The study of occurrence, distribution, and spread of disease in humans

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Who is responsible for basically starting the entire field of immunology and vaccinations?

Edward Jenner

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What is name for mad cow disease when acquired by a human?

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)

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What is the result of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

Spongiform encephalopathy accompanied with neurological issues

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Is there treatment for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

No; it is lethal

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What type of disease is variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

Emerging disease