Chapter 18 Introduction to Pathogens and Airborne and Contact Transmission

18-1 Introduction

18-2 Introduction to pathogenesis

18-3 Bacillus anthracis is an endospore forming microbe that can causes a lethal toxic infection called anthrax

18-4 Bordetella pertussis causes whooping cough and was a major killer of children

18-5 Streptococcal diseases are major causes of infectious disease

18-6 Staphylococcus aureus causes a large number of human infections

18-7 The microbes of the tuberculosis complex are slow-growing pathogens that gradually destroy the host

18-8 Tetanus and botulism are intoxications caused by clostridia

18-9 Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the cause of diphtheria

18-10 Fungal infections

18-11 Cold and flu viruses

18-12 Summary

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