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1

What is the significance if discovering a pathogen in a sterile site of the body rather than a non-sterile part?

Pathogens are not supposed to be found in sterile sites, therefore the pathogen must be taken more seriously.

2

List some sterile and non-sterile parts of the body

Sterile - blood/CSF/lung
Non-sterile - skin/urethra/gut

3

Why is parasite culturing not usually possible?

They have a complex lifestyle which is hard to imitate in lab conditions.