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What is the name of the pathogen / microorganism that causes tetanus?

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What is the name of the pathogen / microorganism that causes tetanus?

Clostridium tetani: Tetanus is caused by neurotoxin produced by clostridium tetani in a contaminated wound. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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What is the scientific name of the microorganism that causes hepatitis b?

What is the scientific name of the microorganism that causes hepatitis b?

HBV: The virus that causes hepatitis b is called hepatitis b virus. It is transmitted through maternal to fetal transmission as the principle route, but can be transmitted through sexual exposure. Vaccination to hbv is effective at eliminating the risk of acquiring hbv infection. ...Read more

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Is there a name of the organism that causes meningococcal disease?

Is there a name of the organism that causes meningococcal disease?

N.meningitis: The specific name of the germ is neisseria meningitis which has about 13 or so separate strains based on characteristics of its cell wall. Five strains are generally implicated in the meningitis or blood poisoning(sepsis) world wide. ...Read more

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What is the name of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and after whom is it named?

What is the name of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and after whom is it named?

See details.: The organism is borrelia burgdorferi which is a spirokete and a bacteria. It was named for the person who discovered it. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the name of the bacteria that causes norovirus?

Help please? What is the name of the bacteria that causes norovirus?

Norovirus: Norovirus is a virus. It is not a bacteria at all. It is an organism that lives inside a cell. It is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis, especially in children. http://www.laendo.net/english/infectious-diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of the organism that causes herpes?

What is the scientific name of the organism that causes herpes?

Cause of herpes is: Herpes simplex virus. Can be type one (usually mouth/lips) or type two (usually genital). There is also herpes zoster, the cause of shingles (the same virus that causes chickenpox). There are other members of the herpesvirus family: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/human-herpes-viruses.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

What are the possible causes of hepatitis B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?
What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of hepatitis b?

What is the scientific name of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B virus : A human antigen was found in australian aborigines in 1965 and was called australian antigen.It was subsequently called hepatitis b surface antigen and its association with acute hepatitis was established. Infectious hepatitis, previously known was called hepatitis a. ...Read more

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Whats the name of the pathogen that causes african sleeping sickness?

Whats the name of the pathogen that causes african sleeping sickness?

Sleeping sickness: African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, is caused by a parasite named trypanosoma brucei. The most common way this parasite is transmitted is via a bite of the tsetse fly. When the fly bites a person, it regurgitates & some of the parasites enter the bloodstream of the person. Other ways include: blood transfusion, mother-to-child across the placenta, or rarely sexual transmission. ...Read more

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What is the pathogen that causes the malaria?

What is the pathogen that causes the malaria?

Malaria: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about .001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more