Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora


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Candida is a form of yeast that exists naturally in a person's genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Candida does not typically cause harm to the body, but instead lives in a peaceful co-existence with its host. This is an example of:

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1. Amy contracted E. coli after dining at a restaurant where the chef did not wash his hands properly after a bowel movement. She ended up with a fever, severe stomach cramps, and diarrhea. This is an example of:

2. Microbes that reside within or on the body of a person, some of which are beneficial to survival, are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your knowledge of microbes in humans. You will be quizzed on different types of microbes and the roles they serve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • Mutualistic microbes
  • Commensals
  • Opportunistic pathogens

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding human flora
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different microbes

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson, Preventing Disease: Normal Human Flora. This lesson will help you:

  • Examine properties of human flora
  • Identify different mutualistic microorganisms
  • Determine characteristics of opportunistic pathogens
  • Compare and contrast skin flora and vaginal flora