the science that studies living organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
a disease-producing microorganism
microbes that can only live in the presence of oxygen
Microbes that grow best in the absence of oxygen
Solutions that are applied directly to the skin and prevent or slow the growth of pathogens.
A process that uses strong chemicals such as bleach solution and zephirin to kill pathogens. These chemicals are used mainly on objects and not on the skin.
A process used to kill microbes and their spores.
single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
plant like organism that lives on dead matter
tiny animals that are found in contaminated water supplies and in decayed materials
parasites that must live inside the cells of other living organisms. They are transmitted by the animal the parasites inhabits, such as fleas, lice, and ticks.
the smallest of all the microorganisms. They can grow and reproduce only inside other living cells, and are difficult to destroy
microbes that benefit humans and the environment
round in shape
corkscrew or spiral shaped
cocci occur in pairs or two circles
cocci occur in chains
cocci occur in clusters or groups
threadlike projections similar to a tail that allow the organism to move
thick walled capsules, occurs when conditions are poor,
bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics
used to treat fungal infections, can cause liver disease
used to kill bacteria, ineffective against viruses
Virus that is transmitted through blood and body fluids that causes serious liver disease, there is a vaccine available and employers must provide the vaccine to employees
Virus that causes liver disease that is spread through blood and body fluids, there is no immunization for this virus
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
this virus suppresses the immune system, individuals can not fight off many cancers and infections that would not affect a health person. There is no immunization.
multicellular parasitic organisms commonly called worms or flukes
attach to the small intestine and can infect the heart and lungs
Taenia solium (pork tapeworm)
contracted by eating inadequately cooked pork