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Bacteria Diseases

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Bacteria Diseases

Anthrax- Anthrax is an infectious disease due to a type of bacteria called Bacillus anthracis. Infection in humans most often involves the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs.

Peptic Ulcer Disease- Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a common illness that affects >6 million persons in the United States each year, causing considerable illness and a large economic cost to the healthcare system (1). Infection with Helicobacter pylori substantially increases the risk for PUD and its complications

Bacterial Meningitis- caused by Neisseria meningitidis bacteria (meningococcal disease). Also caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. High fever, headache, and stiff neck are common symptoms of meningitis in anyone over the age of 2 years.

Pertussis- whooping cough, Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. There is an immunization.

Bacterial Pneumonia- Of laboratory-confirmed cases of community-acquired pneumonia, ≈30% involve bacterial–viral co-infection (6–8). S. pneumonia is the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia and bacterial co-infection with influenza A

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever- a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. This organism is a cause of potentially fatal human illness in North and South America, and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected tick species. Typical symptoms include: fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, and muscle pain. A rash may also develop.

Botulism- Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and sometimes by strains of Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii.

Strep throat- Group A Streptococcus. Most GAS infections are relatively mild illnesses such as "strep throat," or impetigo.

Cholera- Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 20 (5%) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps.

Syphilis- A stage of infection with Treponema pallidum characterized by one or more chancres (ulcers); chancres might differ considerably in clinical appearance.

Dental Caries (tooth decay)-

Tetanus- A disease of the nervous system caused by Clostridium tetani bacteria. Early symptoms: lockjaw, stiffness in the neck and abdomen, and difficulty swallowing Later symptoms: severe muscle spasms, generalized tonic seizure-like activity, severe autonomic nervous system


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