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Test 5

Rickettsia rickettsii Common disease name is Undulant Fever and occurs after consumption of unpasteurized contaminated dairy products or animal parts
Pseudomonas aeruginosa oral vaccine carries risk of reverse mutation to disease-causing form
Bartonella henselae usually transmitted by scratches or bites of kittens
Streptococcus pyogenes This arbovirus affects humans and has had the most impact in the US since 1999
Staphylococcus aureus Caused by a virus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, this disease has influenced U.S. history more than any other pathogen.
Variola major may cause meningitis in elderly and immunocompromised and death in fetuses if it crosses the placenta
Genital herpes (HHV-2) This African hemorrhagic virus is initially spread through contact with bats but infected humans may spread it via blood and body fluids
Varicella-Zoster virus often found in nasal passages and possesses several toxins that contribute to virulence and causes SSSS
Rubella anaerobic endospore-forming bacterium that produces one of the most powerful natural poisons
Rubeola first recognized as separate disease by German physicians and produces mild rash
Neisseria meningitidis Spread by the female Anopheles mosquito, there are 4 species that carry different types of Malaria
Streptococcus pneumoniae soil bacterium that is opportunistic pathogen of burn victims
Listeria monocytogenes This microbe causes the most common childhood respiratory disease in newborns and young children and is the leading respiratory killer of infants worldwide.
Mycobacterium leprae Causes "Rabbit Fever" aka Tularemia and is common in many animals in Northern Hemisphere
Clostridium botulinum This microbe causes a childhood disease that is life-threatening to children under 5 yr. and is highly contagious.
Clostridium tetani As in China SARS caused great public fear, now MERS is doing the same thing in the Middle East, as both are caused by this type of virus that produces high fever as one of its symptoms/signs.
Poliomyelitis This bacterial spirochete causes a distinctive "bull's-eye" rash in the initial phase of the disease for about 80% of patients.
Rabies can be shed by asymptomatic carriers and is species usually involved in neonatal cases
West Nile Virus Responsible for several great pandemics in human history called plagues, this bacterium may be spread via flea bites.
Trypanosoma brucei This microbe causes a mycosis of the lower respiratory system that is known as "Valley Fever" as it occurs primarily in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Brucella melitensis Known as a pneumococcus originally discovered by Louis Pasteur, a capsule is required for the infectious strains as shown by Dr. Frederick Griffith.
Francisella tularensis Oral lesions called Koplik's spots provide a definitive diagnosis
Yersinia pestis bacterium is spread by hard ticks and is released from salivary glands after several hours causing RMSF
Borrelia burgdorferi This protozoan causes Chagas' Disease and may result in congestive heart failure 10-20 years after the initial infection.
Yellow Fever Causes the leading type of pneumonia in children and young adults and is sometimes referred to as "walking pneumonia".
Dengue Fever Among the smallest of viruses, they are extremely infectious - a single virus has a 50% chance of causing a cold.
Ebola initial diagnostic sign is tightening of the jaw and neck muscles
Plasmodium species A bacterium whose toxin produces a pseudomembrane in the back of the throat that looks like leather and may be fatal.
Toxoplasma gondii Stress, aging or immune suppression may reactivate viruses in 15-20% of individuals who have had initial exposure
Trypanosoma cruzi Caused by 4 similar types of Flaviviruses, the common name of this disease is "breakbone" fever.
Streptococcus pyogenes This protozoan may cross the placenta during the first trimester of pregnancy causing all kinds of problems for the developing fetus including death.
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Caused by a protozoan carried by the Tsetse fly vector, the disease is known as African Sleeping Sickness
Rhinoviruses Hydrophobia is often a sign of this 100% deadly virus that affects larger mammals
Streptococcus pneumoniae most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae First human disease to be eradicated globally in nature because of extensive WHO campaign
Mycobacterium tuberculosis originally discovered by Louis Pasteur there are 92 different strains of this pneumococcus
Bordetella pertussis The leading disease killer in the world, this microbe has MDR and XDR strains that have generated great concern around the world.
Coronavirus May produce a rash called scarlatina or scarlet fever that accompanies the sore throat and the tongue becomes strawberry red.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) weak T cell responses lead to bacteria slowly multiplying in tissues and gradually destroying facial features
Coccidioides immitis tissue damage caused by "blebbing" or shedding of extrusions of outer membrane of this Gram-negative coccus

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