Gram +, cocci, clusters, coagulase +
can be isolated from the nares of healthy adults
sneezing, touch, fomites
How is S. aureus spread?
person to person
How is SSSS transmitted?
Main cause of folliculitis
main cause of SSSS
What bacteria causes folliculitis?
obligate intracellular, Gram - coccobacilli
reservoir for Rickettsia rickettsii
What type of infections is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?
Where does Rocky Mountain spotted fever affect?
diagnostic symptom for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Where is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Mainly distributed?
virulence factors: endotoxin; replicate intracellularly
causative agent of Lyme disease
What type of infection is Lyme disease?
How is Lyme disease spread?
Gram -, spirochete, unusual linear chromosome, wall cannot be stained
enveloped, double-stranded DNA virus, member of herpes family
What type of infection is chickenpox?
Where does chickenpox affect?
Where does VZV become latent?
acyclovir/live attenuated vaccine
What is chickenpox treated with?
What type of infection is measles?
What is the causative agents of chickenpox/shingles?
What is the causative agent of measles?
enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus; hemagglutinin and fusion protein
diagnostic symptom for measles
When is measles contagious?
red patches with white spots on oral mucosa
causative agent of German Measles
enveloped, RNA virus, hemagglutinin binds to target cells