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

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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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 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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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 scientific name of the agent or pathogen that is the cause of the disease pink eye?

What is the scientific name of the agent or pathogen that is the cause of the disease pink eye?

Not a single agent: Pink eye is a general term that describes the pink irritation of the eye membranes during inflammation. It can be caused by allergies, a variety of bacteria, viruses, other infectious agents like chlamydia, chemicals like hair spray etc. Some use it specifically for bacterial disease but there is much diversity in agents involved. ...Read more

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What is the name of the bacteria that causes cavities?

What is the name of the bacteria that causes cavities?

Several : Although strep mutans is considered to be one of the major causes of tooth decay, there are several bacteria that act together. The mouth is full of bacteria and when exposed to sugary foods, they produce acid, the acid demineralizes the tooth and causes the cavity. ...Read more

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What is the name of the bacteria that causes dental plaque?

What is the name of the bacteria that causes dental plaque?

Strep mutans is one : There are many, but strep mutans is the one that causes cavities. There are many that cause periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What is the scientific term for the polio virus?

What is the scientific term for the polio virus?

Trick question: It is poliovirus, an enterovirus belonging to the picornavirus family. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spondyloarthritis in human body and what is the cure?

What is the cause of spondyloarthritis in human body and what is the cure?

Unknown. No cure: The spondyloarthropathies are a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation primarily of the back and a variety of other tissues. There is no cure. Symptoms are treated based upon severity and progression. Some patients will get better without any intervention while others progress to ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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