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What is medical microbiology?
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Dr. Stephen Berns answered
19 years experience in Pathology
Diagnose infection: Medical microbiology is the study of living organisms that can infect the body. This includes viruses (technically not alive, but infectious), bacteria, fungus, parasites. These subfields are called virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. It is a vast subject and encompasses a wide variety of organisms ranging from tiny submicroscopic viruses to relatively large parasites tapeworms.
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
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