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Examples Of Bloodborne Pathogens
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How many different ways can a pathogen be detected? Is 1 way better then another for all pathogens? Example: antibody-antigen-dna/rna-proteins..?
Many: A pathogen is any micro-organisms that causes disease. We find different pathogens by different techniques -- prions (which count as pathogens) only by chemistry, many by polymerase chain reaction, seeking antibodies, growing them (most bacteria, some viruses), or seeing them under the microscope. There's no one-size-fits-all. ...Read more
A pathogen is a germ: So whatever pathogen you pick - you can read about 'what' diseases they cause. Influenza virus for example, causes 'the flu' which is influenza infection. One germ can cause more than one disease too - for example 'varicella' or the chicken pox germ can cause chicken pox, but it can also cause 'shingles' or herpes zoster. You might want to look on wikipedia for 'general' information of this sort. ...Read more
Peridontal Pathogens: A small sampling of pathogens includes porphyromonas gingivalis, peptostreptococcus micros, streptococcus intermedius, fusobacterium nucleatum, aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans & treponema denticola. There are hundreds of potential pathogens that can cause peridontal disease. ...Read more
Easily: A lot of bacteria for example that cause human disease are part of normal sewage, precisely because a lot of sewage comes from, well, humans. So for instance, contaminated water with the salmonella and e. Coli bacteria cause human disease when sprayed on vegetables. Luckily in the usa at least, we have mostly good sewage treatment and outbreaks are less common, but do occur. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: A balanced diet with plenty of leafy green vegetables supports your immune system. Consider organic vegetables in a salad and juiced. Exercise every day however you like helps too. Stress reduction with meditation is a big help. This is such a good time in your life to develop these good habits. Also, live cheaply so you'll never get trapped in a job you no longer love. All the best. ...Read more
Depends...: Totally depends on the pathogen. Encapsulated viruses generally last longer than enveloped viruses, and bacteria like Staph aureus (MRSA) lasts seemingly forever. Practice "universal precautions" always and if you think you have experienced an unprotected exposure seek help immediately. Testing usually can be obtained from that patient to determine whether or not a virus was present. ...Read more
Are there any serious pathogens you need to worry about from splashing in a decorative fountain in a park? Cold water and in wisconsin.
Unlikely.: The two important characteristics of the water that make it unlikely to be a problem is that it is (1) cold, and that it is a (2) fountain, which should mean it is circulating, always moving water. The water that would be much more likely to contain dangerous bacteria and other organisms would be warm and stagnant (not running like a river). ...Read more
Broad subject.: A pathogen is anything that causes disease. However, it usually means microorganisms that are harmful and can include viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. See a good overview of the subject here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathogen or a whole introductory book on the subject, here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26917/ ...Read more
Mask: Best way to prevent spread is by wearing a mask if coughing. ...Read more
Acute = you get infected and shortly after, get sick
Latent = you get it, sometimes will get sick, you get over the illness but the pathogen remains dormant in your body. If your immune systems weakens, you may get sick again as a result of the dormancy instead of new exposure.
Chronic = there is always active infection. It's always causing low level injury. ...Read more