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Bacterial Diseases In Man
What are the 10 deadliest bacterial diseases globally that are not foodborne? I know it's probably impossible to truly answer but please try. Thanks.
Deadly bacterial dis: Tuberculosis, infective endocarditis, Meningococcal meningitis, pneumococcal and hemophilus meningitis, staphylococcus aureus sepsis, group a beta streptococcal pneumonia (or other systemic involvement), anthrax, tularemia pneumonia would be among a few that are possible. ...Read more
See below: Avoid contact with ill persons. Good hand hygene with hand sanitizer. Avoid touching nose and face. Covering cough and sneeze. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Decrease antibiotic use in animal husbandry. Get all imunizations. Appropriate isolation of contageous persons. Spend more money on research. ...Read more
Why viral diseases are more difficult to treat than bacterial diseases and fungal diseases are more difficult to treat than viral diseases?
Staph is most common: The ubiquitous skin flora, staph epi is by far the most common cause of bacterial conjunctivitis and keratitis. Other pathogens such as staph aureus, strep, pneumococcus and some gram negative organisms are less common and more serious. Overwhelmingly bacterial conjunctivitis is a hand to eye contamination issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are other possibilities including reiter's syndrome. ...Read more
That depends: are you asking about most # of deaths over history or virulence of actual organisms. I can't state #1. But the following are serious: Ebola, Influenza, Pneumonic Plague, Smallpox, SARS, Tetanus, Inhalational Anthrax & more. For more info see "List of human disease case fatality rates" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_disease_case_fatality_rates ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Respiratory: Most cases are from infections of the respiratory tract. In infants it can be gastro-intestinal. Some come from genital infections (syphilis or gonorrhea). Bacteria get into the blood stream and go to the meninges. Sinus or teeth or ear infections may spread to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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