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How Does Legionnaires Disease Spread?
How Does Legionnaires Disease Spread?
Legionnaires disease is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, which is spread in fine droplets of water that circulate from the air conditioning systems of…...
Tuberculosis, Past, Present and Future
Tuberculosis, Past, Present and Future
Tuberculosis, TB, has killed billions of people throughout the history of humankind and is still infecting millions on the planet today....
What is Psittacosis?
What is Psittacosis?
Psittacosis is a bacterial infection of birds caused by Chlamydophila psittaci. It can be transmitted to humans and can cause severe pneumonia that can be fatal if…...
Which Bacteria Cause Pneumonia?
Which Bacteria Cause Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a life-threatening inflammation of the lungs that can be caused by infection with a wide range of different bacteria, including Streptococcus pneumoniae,…...
Which Bacterium Causes Diphtheria?
Which Bacterium Causes Diphtheria?
Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a gram positive aerobic bacterium is the causative agent of the disease diphtheria. This is a serious childhood infection that is usually…...
Whooping Cough; a Childhood Infection of the Past?
Whooping Cough; a Childhood Infection of the Past?
Whooping cough, caused by Bordetella pertussis, is preventable by vaccination. Immunisation in the UK has vastly reduced its incidence, but the disease remains a major…...
Why is Whooping Cough Becoming More Common?
Why is Whooping Cough Becoming More Common?
Cases of whooping cough can and do become more common when parents in the UK fail to get their babies and children immunised against whooping cough - leading to the…...
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