Important Pathogenic Bacteria


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Which bacteria causes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

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1. Which bacteria has been used in terror attacks?

2. How are staph infections transmitted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different kinds of bacteria in our bodies and in contact with us everyday, but only a few have the potential to cause disease. These are known as pathogenic bacteria, and this quiz and worksheet will go over important information about some diseases caused by them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Bacteria and terror attacks
  • Staph infections
  • Impetigo
  • Borrelia burgdorferi

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the definition of pathogenic bacteria, specific examples, and relevant diseases
  • Making connections - make sure you can understand how certain bacteria are transmitted
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of pathogenic bacteria to answer questions about the relationship between types of bacteria and specific types of disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about the relationship between bacteria and disease, review the corresponding lesson, Important Pathogenic Bacteria. This lesson covers the transmission and symptoms of the following:

  • Anthrax
  • Lyme disease
  • Syphilis
  • Typhus fever
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Staph infections
  • E. coli
  • Strep