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stages of infection

Colonization
Invasion
Multiplication
Spread

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the capacity of a pathogen to cause sever disease

virulence

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the period from initial exposure to the infectious agent and the onset of the first symptoms
This period may last hours or years

incubation period

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the occurrence of initial symptoms, which are often very mild and include a feeling of discomfort and tiredness

prodromal stage

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the pathogen is multiplying rapidly
The immune and inflammatory response are being triggered

invasion period

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the individuals immune and inflammatory system have successfully removed the infectious agent
Disease may enter latency phase

convalescence

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inhibit cell wall synthesis, damage cytoplasmic membrane, alter nucleic acid metabolism, inhibit protein synthesis

antimicrobials

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long-lasting protective immune response

vaccines