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How could antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis bacteria evolved?

How could antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis bacteria evolved?

Natural selection: Even the creationists acknowledge this kind of micro-evolution. The molecular mechanisms are well-established. Here's the latest stuff http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n3/full/ng.2878.html ...Read more

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Leprosy (Definition)

A contagious disease that affects the skin, mucus membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin and, in severe ...Read more


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Can vagina bacteria cause staph?

Can vagina bacteria cause staph?

Vaginal bacteria: Staphylococci are one form of bacteria, and there may be occasions in which these organisms can produce infection, but staphylococci are a very unusual cause of vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Which microbes cause salmonella?

Which microbes cause salmonella?

Bacteria: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella are gram-negative rods. See: http://www.britannica.com/science/Salmonella ...Read more

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Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (bubonic plague) transmitted by touching ?

Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (bubonic plague) transmitted by touching ?

No: Yersinia pestis is transmitted by the xenopsylla cheopis (rat flea)- the bubonic form. Also, it may be transmitted by inhalation - pneumonic form. Best to avoid individuals with the disease or areas of high infestations. Pt's with the pneumonic form will require respiratory isolation. ...Read more

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Which bacteria can colonize the urinary tract?

Which bacteria can colonize the urinary tract?

E. coli...: Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. The most common utis occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra. Infection of the bladder (cystitis) can be caused by e. Coli, a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract but can also be caused by many other types of bacteria. ...Read more

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Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (plague) transmitted by touch?

Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (plague) transmitted by touch?

Yersinia pestis: Generally not. Person-to-person spread occurs through the respiratory route in patients with plague pneumonia. Most cases are acquired via the bite of infected rodent fleas. ...Read more

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How can pathogenic bacteria cause illness?

How can pathogenic bacteria cause illness?

Which one's? : Bacteria invade the body and multiply. Some create toxins other attack cells directly. See: https://www.ausmed.com/articles/how-do-viruses-and-bacteria-cause-disease/ ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by Cocci, Bacilli, and SpirillaSpirilla bacteria?

What diseases are caused by Cocci, Bacilli, and SpirillaSpirilla bacteria?

Too may to count: Cooci, bacilli, and spirochetes do a lot of things and cause a lot of disease. i suggest you look them up in your library. ...Read more

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Can earwax harbor BV bacteria and cause reinfection?

Can earwax harbor BV bacteria and cause reinfection?

Yes: But the true meaning behind your question eludes me. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease viral or bacterial? Is the organism that causes Lyme disease virus or bacteria?

Is Lyme disease viral or bacterial? Is the organism that causes Lyme disease virus or bacteria?

Bacterial: Lime disease is caused by an infection with a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete. It is spread by the bite of a tick that has acquired the germ. ...Read more

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Are pimples caused by a bacteria or fungi infection?

Are pimples caused by a bacteria or fungi infection?

Either possible: But this depends upon what you are classifying as "pimples". Acne may be enhanced by bacteria that are not necessarily causative. Some fungi can present with skin eruptions that may look like pimples. Staphylococci can produce skin abscesses (boils) that some will call pimples. ...Read more

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Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or will cause staph aureus infection. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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Which potential problems does bacteria resistance to antibiotics in tuberculosis cause?

Which potential problems does bacteria resistance to antibiotics in tuberculosis cause?

Harder to cure...: If a person has a strain of TB that is resistant to some of the drugs that are usually given to treat tb, then the healthcare providers who are taking care of the patient have fewer "weapons" to treat the infection. Sometimes combining several drugs may help. Sometimes it may take many months of therapy to rid the person of infection. Being compliant with the drug schedule is very important. ...Read more

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Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

Completely different: Legionella can live within waterborne amoeba-like organisms, although not aware that it will live within giardia. Giardia lamblia is a flagellated amoeba-like organism that lives in fresh water as well. Both of these can produce human disease, but the diseases are very different and unrelated. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more