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What is the causative agent of Diphtheria?
What are the signs/symptoms of diptheria?
What is the virulence factor of Corynebacterium Diptheria?
How is Diptheria transmitted?
What is the treatment for diptheria?
How is diptheria prevented?
What is the causative agent for Pneumococcal Pneumonia?
What are the signs/symptoms of Pneumococcal Pneumonia?
Pinkish/rust colored sputum
What is the virulence factor of Streptococcus Pneumoniae (Pneumococcal Pneumonia)
How is Pneumococcal Pneumonia transmitted?
Carried in throat
Opportunist when ciliary escalator is impaired
What is the treatment for Pneumococcal Pneumonia?
How is Pneumococcal Pneumonia prevented?
Vaccine for 23 strains
What is the common name for Mycoplasmal Pneumonia?
What is the causative agent of mycoplasmal pneumonia?
What are the signs/symptoms of Mycoplasmal pneumonia?
What is the virulence factor of mycoplasmal pneumoniae?
Lacks cell wall
How is mycoplasmal pneumonia spread?
How is mycoplasmal pneumonia treated?
Antibiotics not targeting the cell wall
How is mycoplasmal pneumonia prevented?
What is the common name for Pertussis?
What is the causative agent for Pertussis?
What are the signs/symptoms of Pertussis (whooping cough)?
: mild symptoms
Stage 2- Paroxysmal:uncontrollable coughing
Stage 3- Convalescent
: not contagious
What is the virulence factors of Bordetella pertussis?
How is Pertussis transmitted?
How is Pertussis treated?
Antibiotics in the Catarrhal Stage
How is Pertussis prevented?
What is the causative agent of Tuberculosis?
What are the signs/symptoms of Tuberculosis?
No initial symptoms
What are the virulence factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis?
Acidic cell wall inhibits phagocyte formation
How is tuberculosis transmitted?
How is tuberculosis treated?
Multiple drugs over a long period of time due to it's slow generation time
How is Tuberculosis prevented?
Treat people who have the illness
What is the common name for Influenza?
What is the causative agent for Influenza?
Influenza A Virus
What are the signs/symptoms for influenza?
Fever within 6-12 hours
What is Antigenic Drift for influenza?
When changes to the NA and HA spikes occur
What is Antigenic Shift for influenza?
When a concurrent infections occurs and the two viruses combine to create a new flu
How is influenza transmitted?
How is influenza treated?
How is influenza prevented?
Vaccine against 3 strains