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one-celled microscopic organisms; there are several different types; not all are bad for you
small bacterium that lives in lice, fleas, ticks and mites; cause: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
a type of fungus; ex is candida albicans that affects the skin or mucous membranes (common place is mouth and vagina)
plan or animal that lives on or within another living organism at the expense of that organism; example: malaria
very small infectious agents that live by invading healthy cells, reproducing and breaking through the cell wall to spread to other cells
chickenpox; highly contagious viral disease that causes fever and pustules, transmitted by droplets or direct contact w/ the sores
infection that may not have s/s unless you are pregnant or immunocompromised; can cause blindness, mental disability, etc in newborns
aka shingles; acute viral infection characterized by painful skin eruptions that follow the underlying route of the inflamed nerve; originates w/ the person having chicken pox & reactivated when the immune system is compromised
caused by Epstein-Barr Virus, characterized by fever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes; can last for weeks
acute, highly contagious viral disease transmitted by respiratory droplets; characterized by Koplik's spots, followed by a spreading skin rash
viral infection that may be transmitted to humans by the blood, tissue, salivary glands of an infected animal
aka German Measles; viral infection characterized by fever, diffuse, fine, red rash. If mother has it it may cause congenital abnormalities
agent that inhibits, slows, or retard the growth of bacteria; includes tetracyclines, sulfonamides & erythromycin
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