Diseases Caused By Bacteria

Bacteria and viruses are microorganisms, unicellular microorganisms that are between 0.5 and 5 microns, and to display them is necessary to use a microscope

Diseases Caused By Bacteria

Bacteria have the ability to survive and multiply throughout the air, water, on a surface or on the human body

There are many diseases caused by bacteria, with some very serious ones such as meningitis, but fortunately, most bacterial infections can be killed by antibiotics, thus contributing to the health of the population and even saving lives

Bacteria are responsible for common diseases such as colds, flu, pneumonia, cholera, leprosy, syphilis, typhoid or tuberculosis, and can cause infection in wounds or inflammation and irritation of throat and ear

Here is a list of diseases caused by bacteria

Impetigo caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus pyogenes is very common in children and is characterized by the appearance of skin ulcers that break and cause an impetigo of the shell is a contagious disease

Botulism bacteria that causes this disease is called Clostridium botulinum produces a toxin that can contaminate certain foods (especially canned, canned and integrated foods, such as sausages) Botulism is not contagious but can be fatal if not treated quickly Botulism is caused by ingesting toxin produced by bacteria in foods

Leprosy: also called Hansen's disease This disease is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae causes damage to the nerves, skin and mucous membranes The person with this disease lose skin sensitivity Leprosy is a contagious disease, but there is has a vaccine for people who are in direct contact with the patient

Meningococcal meningitis: This disease is also caused by viruses is caused by the bacterium Neisseria which affects the membranes surrounding the brain called meningitis causes a high fever, nausea, vomiting and stiff neck muscle infection was a contagious disease that has a vaccine for prevention

Tetanus is a disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, which can penetrate the body through deep wounds of the skin. You feel headache, fever and tetanus muscle contractions is not contagious and there is no vaccine for prevention

Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by Salmonella typhi (Eberth bacillus) or Salmonella paratyphi A, B or C Its reservoir is man, and the mechanism of transmission is oro-fecal, by water and food contaminated by excrement

Pertussis: caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, is common in children Its symptoms resemble a common cold, followed by a strong cough is a contagious disease but there is no vaccine to prevent the symptoms of cough pertussis symptoms of a cold

Bacterial pneumonia: a disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae The patient feels fever, shortness of breath and chest pain is contagious, but there is a vaccine for prevention

Tuberculosis: The bacteria responsible for the onset of this disease is Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which affects the lungs. The patient has a cough, fever, fatigue and weight loss is a contagious disease but has a vaccine for prevention

Cholera: disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, which multiplies in the intestine, causing the release of water and minerals This disease is acquired through contaminated food and water The infected person suffers from vomiting and diarrhea is not a contagious disease

bubonic plague: it is produced by the bacterium Yersinia pestis infects the lungs

Leptospirosis: a common disease in domestic animals, is caused by Leptospira interrogans bacteria is transmitted to humans by contact with water or food contaminated with urine from animals infected with the objects, especially rats

Syphilis is caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum through sexual intercourse
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