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Cold and Flu spaceCold and Flu Resource Center
Information gathered from previous "Bug of the Month" Topics (Rhinovirus, Influenza, and Virus Introduction)...More information more
Campylobacter spaceWest Nile Virus
West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that typically flares up in the summer and continues into the fall...More information more
Campylobacter spaceCampylobacter
Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter. Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of diarrheal illness in the United States....More information more
herpes zoster- Shingles spaceCANDIDA
Candidiasis is a disease caused by fungal infectious agents Candida albicans and C. glabrata. Less commonly, C.tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, and C. krusei. Rarely, other Candida species. more
herpes zoster- Shingles spaceHUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUSES (HPV)
Genital HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by human papillomavirus...More information more
herpes zoster- Shingles spaceHERPES ZOSTER
Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is a painful skin rash caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)...More information more
herpes simplex spaceHERPES SIMPLEX TYPE 1 (HSV-1) and TYPE 2 (HSV-2)
Herpes simplex is a viral infection caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), one of the herpesviridae...More information more
TRICHOPHYTON INFECTION (Athlete's Foot Fungus) spaceTRICHOPHYTON INFECTION (Athlete's Foot Fungus)
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet, typically caused by Trichophyton...More information more
RotaVirus spaceRotavirus
Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children, resulting in the hospitalization of....More information more
Ounce of Prevention spaceSafer Healthier Home
An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away; Follow these easy and low-cost steps to stop many infectious diseases....More information more
hep A, B, and C spaceViral Hepatitis A, B and C
The word hepatitis is defined as an inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by...More information more
Clostridium difficile spaceClostridium difficile
Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile (a spore forming gram-positive anaerobic bacterium), is...More information more
Killing Germs spaceTerms Related to Killing Germs
The word “germ” comes from the Latin word for seed. As previously discussed in earlier...More information more
spacePathogenic Microorganisms
Most microorganisms, (bacteria, viruses and fungi), are not harmful to people. A relatively small...More information more

H5N1 outbreaks 2005 spaceAvian Influenza( Bird Flu )
Avian influenza, a form of Influenza A virus is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses...More information more

H5N1 Learn more about a possible outbreak and how to protect your family
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E.coli and E.coli 0157:H7 spaceE.coli and E.coli 0157:H7
E. coli is the abbreviated name of the bacterium in the Family Enterobacteriaceae named Escherichia (esh-er-eek’-ee-a)...More information more
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) spaceMycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a rod-shaped bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually...More information more
Pseudomonas spacePseudomonas
Pseudomonas infections are caused by any of several types of the Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria. Although there are over 200...More information more
salmonella spaceSalmonella - (Salmonellosis)
Salmonellosis or a Salmonella infection is the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness. It is a bacterial disease manifested by...More information more
listeria spaceListeria
Listeriosis is a bacterial disease usually manifested as meningoencephalitis and/or septicemia in newborns and adults. It is caused by...More information more
staph spaceStaphylococcus:
epidermidis/ aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staph. aureus (MRSA)
Any of a group of Gram-positive bacteria, genus...More information more
StrepspaceStreptococci: Groups A & B
Any of a group of Gram-positive bacteria, genus Streptococcus, some of which cause disease. Streptococci are spherical and...More information more
Noroviruses (genus Norovirus, family Caliciviridae) are a group of related, single-stranded RNA, nonenveloped viruses that cause acute...More information more
Influenza (aka the flu) is a contagious acute viral disease of the respiratory tract. Three types of influenza virus are recognized: A...More information more
tubesspaceIntroduction to Viruses
It has been estimated that 60% of all human infections are caused by viruses. They are the simplest, yet least understood of all the...More information more
major cause of the common cold
There are more than 100 recognized serotypes of rhinovirus...
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MICROBEspaceIntroduction to the World of Microbiology
Microbiology is the science of the invisible world and its effect on other forms of life. In its broadest sense, it is the science that deals... More information more

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