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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the symptoms of Lyme disease, and how is it diagnosed and treated?
- What types of bacteria cause tularemia?
- How can I distinguish between Q, spotted and typhus fevers?
- What types of bacteria cause bubonic and pneumonic plagues?
- How can I avoid developing toxic shock syndrome?
- What is the difference between human anaplasmosis and erlichiosis?
1. Lyme Disease: Infections of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii
In this lesson, you will learn about a disease with great notoriety in the eastern United States, Lyme disease. Learn about what causes this disease, the epidemiology, and prevention.
2. Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Lyme disease has been gaining in prevalence in the United States in recent years. In this lesson, we will explore the disease itself as well as its diagnosis and treatment.
3. Tularemia: Infections Caused by Francisella tularensis
Unless you breed rabbits or are a World War II history buff, you have probably never heard of the bacteria Francisella tularensis. In this lesson, we will discuss this species, and the illness it can cause in humans called tularemia.
4. Spotted Fevers: Symptoms of Rickettsia Infections
You can catch a lot of diseases through tick bites. In this lesson, we will look at one class of tick-borne disease, spotted fevers, caused by bacteria in the genus Rickettsia.
5. Typhus Fevers and Rickettsia
Typhus fever is arguably the most historically important disease you've never heard of. In this lesson, I will attempt to shed some light on this deadly disease and provide some basics on the bacterium that causes it: Rickettsia.
6. Q Fever: Infection Caused by Coxiella burnetii
Have you ever heard of Q fever? If you're interested in witnessing the miracle of birth, you might want to educate yourself on the bacteria, Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever.
7. Bubonic & Pneumonic Plague: Disease Caused by Yersinia pestis
Most students learn about plague in history class due its huge impact on human history. In this, the first of two lessons on plague, we will look at the disease from a microbiological perspective, focusing on the causative agent: Yersinia pestis.
8. Plague: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
In this lesson, we will examine plague, more widely known as Black Death, including the three major types of plague, the most common symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
9. Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms & Causes
I'm sure most women have heard of toxic shock syndrome. But do you know what actually causes it? In this lesson we will explore the bacterial cause and common symptoms of this potentially serious illness.
10. Human Ehrlichiosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
It wouldn't be a surprise if you've never heard of ehrlichiosis. In this lesson, we will investigate this emerging disease caught from infected ticks, the bacteria responsible for symptoms, and what you can do to avoid becoming the next victim.
11. Human Anaplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
Most people have heard of Lyme disease, which is caught through tick bites. But there are many, much more obscure diseases you can get from ticks. In this lesson, we will examine the specifics of one of these diseases: anaplasmosis.
12. What is a Host in Biology? - Definition & Overview
You might be familiar with the word 'host,' but it means something very different in biology than it does when you're talking about your home. In this lesson you'll learn the biological meaning of host, and why most of the time you don't want to be one.
13. What is Plasmodium Ovale?
Have you ever heard of Plasmodium ovale? Have you ever heard of malaria? In this lesson you will learn about how malaria and Plasmodium ovale are related to one another.
14. What is Plasmodium Vivax? - Life Cycle & Morphology
Plasmodium vivax is a parasite that causes human malaria. It cycles between human and mosquito hosts to replicate. This lesson will talk about how P. vivax goes through this life cycle, and what makes it unique from other human malaria parasites.
15. What is Plasmodium? - Definition, Characteristics & Movement
Have you ever heard of the genus plasmodium? Do you know what this genus is most known for? In this lesson you will learn some of the common characteristics shared by plasmodium. You will also learn why they are such an infamous group of organisms.
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Other chapters within the Microbiology: Help and Review course
- Biology Basics for Microbiology: Help and Review
- Microbiology Basics: Help and Review
- Bacterial Biology: Help and Review
- Microbiology Laboratory Techniques: Help and Review
- Microorganisms and the Environment: Help and Review
- The Disease Process: Help and Review
- Introduction to Viruses: Help and Review
- DNA Viruses: Help and Review
- RNA Viruses: Help and Review
- Protozoan Diseases: Help and Review
- Fungal Infections: Help and Review
- Gastrointestinal Tract Illnesses & Infections: Help & Review
- Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases: Help and Review
- Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract: Help and Review
- Bacterial Skin and Wound Infections: Help and Review
- Immunology And the Body's Defenses Against Pathogens: Help and Review
- Antimicrobial Drugs: Help and Review
- Food and Industrial Microbiology: Help and Review
- Sterilization and Antiseptic Techniques: Help and Review