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1. Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues
Did you know that getting cavities in your teeth is an infectious disease? Cavities are a result of bacteria in the genus Streptococcus. In this lesson, we will examine how bacteria contribute to tooth decay.
2. What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types
In this lesson we will discuss illness caused by consuming contaminated foods. This will include defining the little known difference between food poisoning and food infection.
3. What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum
The most toxic natural substance on Earth is not the venom of a snake or spider. Instead, it is a toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. We will examine Botulism, a type of food poisoning caused by this toxin.
4. Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella
There is a very good reason for not eating raw cookie dough, despite how delicious it is. In this lesson, we will look at Salmonella, a bacterium often found in the dough's raw eggs, which can cause a serious case of foodborne illness.
5. What Is Campylobacter? - Infection Caused By Campylobacter Bacteria
You always hear about the dangers of eating undercooked chicken. In this lesson, we will examine Campylobacter, one common cause of bacterial food-borne infection acquired by eating raw poultry.
6. E. Coli: Common Strains and Pathogenic Varieties of E. Coli Bacteria
For each bacterial species, like E. coli, there can be many different strains. In this lesson we will discuss the common pathogenic strains of E. coli.
7. Escherichia Coli Infections: E. coli O157:H7
E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most infamous causes of foodborne illness. In this lesson, we will discuss how E. coli O157:H7 causes disease in the human host.
8. E. coli O157:H7 - Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most infamous causes of foodborne illness. In this lesson, we will discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of E. coli O157:H7.
9. Listeriosis: Bacterial Infection from Listeria Monocytogenes
Women have a lot to worry about during pregnancy. In this lesson we will discuss one more threat to developing babies, the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, and the foodborne illness it can cause.
10. Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes and Salmonella Typhi
Have you ever heard of the infamous Typhoid Mary, a cook responsible for spreading disease to over a thousand unlucky diners? In this lesson, we will learn about typhoid fever and the causative organism Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi.
11. Food Poisoning from Clostridium perfringens & Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin
Clostridium perfringens is a common soil bacteria that causes a mild case of food poisoning. In this lesson, we will look at one particularly severe outbreak and the factors leading to the higher-than-normal number of deaths that occurred.
12. What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae
Throughout history, outbreaks of cholera have devastated populations all over the world. In this first of two lessons, we will begin our investigation of cholera by looking at the bacterial species that causes the disease: Vibrio cholerae.
13. Cholera: Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Cholera is a deadly disease characterized by profuse, watery diarrhea. In this second lesson dedicated to cholera, we will examine the treatment and prevention of the disease.
14. What Is an Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms and Helicobacter pylori
Once thought to be caused by a stressful life and spicy foods, stomach ulcers have been causing severe pain in people for years. In this lesson, we will look at the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, now confirmed to be the real cause of most stomach ulcers.
15. Brucellosis: Infectious Disease Caused by the Brucella Bacteria
In this lesson we will learn about the bacterial pathogen Brucella. Brucella is a human and livestock pathogen that was also the first biological agent weaponized by the United States.
16. Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes
You can catch all sorts of diseases from fecal-oral contamination. Shigella is a human fecal bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal dysentery by consuming as few as 10 cells, an amount far too small to ever notice.
17. Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
Staphylococcus aureus is a deadly bacteria often associated with life-threatening infections. Did you know that S. aureus can also cause food poisoning? In this lesson, we'll explore this often overlooked foodborne illness.
18. Clostridium Perfringens: Symptoms & Treatment
Clostridium perfringens is a bacterium that is estimated to cause nearly one million cases of food poisoning annually in the United States. It can also cause very dangerous wound infections. In this lesson, learn about this dynamic microbe, its symptoms, and treatment for illness.
19. What is Clostridium Botulinum? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
''Clostridium botulinum'' is a bacterium found in soil throughout the world. It produces botulinum, one of the most toxic poisons known. In this lesson, learn about this bacterium's characteristics and its impact.
20. What is Staphylococcus Aureus? - Definition & Characteristics
Zits and lesions and rashes, oh my! Oh, and MRSA for good measure. In this lesson learn about one of the most common, mildly annoying, and occasionally lethal bacteria in the natural world, ''Staphylococcus aureus.''
21. What is Tooth Decay? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Getting a filling or a root canal is no fun, but you may have to have these procedures if you suffer from tooth decay. Tooth decay may be one of the world's most common health problems, but it can be prevented with good dental care. Read on to find out more!
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