OFS Science: G8 Infectious Diseases Glossary
Grade 8 Infectious Diseases
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A jelly with nutrients that some types of bacteria and fungi can grow on.
A substance that can kill bacteria without harming the patient. e.g. Penicillin, tetracycline.
A chemical (protein) produced by white blood cells which helps destroy microbes.
A protein released by foreign bacteria and viruses when they invade the body.
Kills bacteria on your skin or inside your mouth.
An organism consisting of a single cell surrounded by a cell wall and has no nucleus.
Fast spread of disease amongst a population.
A microbe from the group that includes yeast,mushrooms and moulds.
An organism that harbors a disease.
Can be spread from one person to another.
Resistance to the onset of a disease after infection or vaccination.
To put fungi or bacteria onto agar in order to grow (culture) them.
A microscopic living organism.
Outbreak of an infectious disease that affects the people in many countries in the world.
An organism that feeds off another without helping it in any way and often causes harm.
A bacteria, fungus, virus or protozoan that causes disease.
A specific disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
A single celled disease causing microbe
Material from a pathogen that is given to people to make them produce antibodies e.g. MMR, polio.
An animal which carries disease causing organisms
The smallest type of microbe. It is not a cell but is a strand of DNA covered by a protein and can only reproduce inside other living organisms.