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The routes of bacillus cereus?

The routes of bacillus cereus?

Bacillus cereus: Bacillus cereus or b. Cereus is a type of bacteria that produces toxins. These toxins can cause two types of illness: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other, called emetic toxin, by nausea and vomiting. It comes from contaminated food that is undercooked and generally lasts a day. ...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


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Are antibiotics created from the mycotoxins of fungi?

Are antibiotics created from the mycotoxins of fungi?

Not usually: Am unaware of any useful antibiotic substance that has been created from fungal mycotoxins. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally?  Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Can help prevent it: If you really have a yeast infection in the GI tract you will need long term anti yeast medication, you need to see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of disease are the bacteria, fungi and worm?

Which type of disease are the bacteria, fungi and worm?

Infectious diseases: Diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, worms and other parasites are broadly classified as 'infectious diseases'. Bacteria and fungi can infect essentially any body site ranging from superficial infections of skin to deep seated infections such as the of the liver, lungs and brain. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Do all strains of staphylococcus ferment mannitol?

Yes: Generally, all members of the genus staphylococcus will ferment mannitol. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of salmonella bacteria?

What is the lifespan of salmonella bacteria?

Less than a week: The length of illness due to non-typhoid salmonellosis is 5-7 days or so. ...Read more

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Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

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

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Which bacteria is present in the human intestines?

Which bacteria is present in the human intestines?

Too much to write: in 400 characters or less. For a great list see: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P02019 ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...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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Why is it hard to destroy endospores?

Why is it hard to destroy endospores?

Are protected,,,: These are hard to destroy because they are likely in a dormant, protected state. Many fungi like blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and cryptosporidia have two phases, a spore phase and a cyst/yeast phase where they are better protected by a cyst wall. They can be dormant and harder to kill like this. This is true for many other fungi and other microorganisms also. ...Read more

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What's a bacteria virus?

Different: Bacteria are small microbes. Infections from bacteria are treated with antibiotics. Viruses are smaller than bacteria and are not treated with antibiotics. There is no such entity as a bacteria virus. They are different things. ...Read more

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What is a comparison of bacteria & virus?

What is a comparison of bacteria & virus?

Different things: Bacteria are small single-celled living things that grow on their own, and cause disease when they invade into the body. Viruses are small packets of genetic information that can do nothing on their own, but hijack the cellular machinery of the body to produce more virus particles. ...Read more

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Need info on a bacteria prevention help please?

Need info on a bacteria prevention help please?

More specific: What kind of bacteria are you talking about? Please by more specific---hand washing is the most effective way to prevent bacterial infections, but I am not sure if you mean oral, food, hands, cuts, wounds, etc. ...Read more

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How will a bacteria infection make your body feel?

Bacterial infection : Bacterial infection have numerous variety of symptoms and most of the time depends on which body organ is infected and what type of bacteria. Some bacteria can cause slow subacute illnesses without many symptoms except maybe fatigue or occasional sweats or chills. Other may cause rapid onset of severe shock with multiple organ failure. ...Read more

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Why would I need a bite wound culture for bacteria?

Why would I  need a bite wound culture for bacteria?

Agree with Dr. Lippe: There can always be bacteria in the mouth that did the biting. Knowing what bacteria grows from the wound culture gives the medical provider valuable information about selection of antibiotics if indicated. Take care/ ...Read more

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Can you get a bacteria infection from another person?

Can you get a bacteria infection from another person?

Possibly...: Some type of bacterial infections can be spread directly from person to person by close contact. One example is gonorrhea. This is a sexually transmitted type of bacterial infection. Another type of bacterial infection that is spread from person to person is Meningococcal meningitis. If you are concerned that you could have a transmissible bacterial infection, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you catch a skin disorder from a cat? Or bacteria ?

Can you catch a skin disorder from a cat? Or bacteria ?

Agree w Dr. Bansal: Pasturella & Cat scratch disease could be transmitted that way. Other infections that people can get from cats include: Campylobacter, Ringworm, Roundworm, Hookworm, Tapeworm, Rabies, Fleas (very temporarily), Toxoplasmosis, Giardiasis, Cryptosporidiosis & Salmonellosis. ...Read more

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Can a cut from a weed eater be a flesh eating bacteria?

Can a cut from a weed eater be a flesh eating bacteria?

Flesh eating bacteri: A necrotizing streptococcus infection cause rapid skin destruction usually with in a day or two, ]. Other bacteria cause gas gangrene that can lead to skin loss as well. Be careful and if in doubt seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Can salmonella be cured and is it a really bad bacteria?

Can salmonella be cured and is it a really bad bacteria?

Yes and Yes: Antimicrobials when used appropriately can be useful in salmonellosis but in small children, the elderly and immune suppressed people it can be deadly. Typhoid is a kind of salmonella which can also be deadly. ...Read more

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What does a urine culture show besides bacteria growing?

What does a urine culture show besides bacteria growing?

That's all.: That seems to be enough. The standard urinalysis checks for all manner of other things - chemicals, cells, concentration, etc. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a bacteria is causing your infection?

How can you tell if a bacteria is causing your infection?

Good question: There are several ways, the best of which is to isolate the organism from a clinical specimen, but indirectly through lab testing for antibody titer rises and pcr testing for dna, and for the presence of bacterial antigens in body fluids. ...Read more

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What is a homeremdey for a bacteria infection in someone?

Bacterial infection: It depends which body part is involved . Try to be more specific ...Read more

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What could happen if bad bacteria become active on a penis?

See answer : The number of bacteria on the skin of the average human estimated at 1 trillion. The skin of your penis is home to a diverse community of bacteria especially in uncircumcised males. Damaged skin can cause non-pathogenic bacteria to become pathogenic. Good, regular, and proper hygiene helps prevent this. Poor hygiene can lead to various types of skin infections and facilitate transmission of stds. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a disease is caused by a virus or bacteria?

Lab tests: can help to differentiate as it isn't always obvious from symptoms alone. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bacteroides succinogenes a good bacteria?

Bacteria: All probiotics have good bacteria. Make sure it is in the list of probiotics ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you can have from a bacteria infection?

What are the symptoms you can have from a bacteria infection?

Depends: On where the infection is. Fver and chills are possible, other symptoms are dependent on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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Can a virus and bacteria get in a fight and wipe each other out?

Can a virus and bacteria get in a fight and wipe each other out?

Star war in cell?: No. A virus will not get into a fight with a bacteria, to the opposite, it will welcome the bacteria to join the cell party of an infection, it is then called an over infection. If a nearby fungus is interested, it will also join the other bad guys. That's why we have an immune system, the body military cells (white blood cells) that patrols 24/24 2 protect us from viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that i can get a bacteria infection from a toilet seat?

Is it true that i can get a bacteria infection from a toilet seat?

Unlikely....: It would be possible to acquire a bacterial infection from a toilet seat (or other inanimate object), but it would be unlikely. Some bacteria survive on surfaces like toilets and could possibly infect an open skin sore, but this would be an uncommon / unusual mode of spread for most infections. ...Read more