Microbes and disease
|Infectious disease||Microbe that causes the disease||Type of microbe|
|Whooping cough||Bordatella pertussis||Bacterium|
|Bubonic plague||Yersinia pestis||Bacterium|
|TB (Tuberculosis)||Mycobacterium tuberculosis||Bacterium|
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Which diseases are caused by microorganisms?
Microbes cause infectious diseases such as flu and measles. There is also strong evidence that microbes may contribute to many non–infectious chronic diseases such as some forms of cancer and coronary heart disease. Different diseases are caused by different types of micro-organisms.
What are diseases causing organisms?
Most microbes belong to four major groups: bacteria, viruses, protozoa or fungi. (To find out more, see the “Bacteria/Viruses/Protozoa” fact sheets). Disease-causing microbes can also be called pathogens, germs or bugs and are responsible for causing infectious diseases.
What are 10 diseases caused by bacteria?
- strep throat.
- bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs), often caused by coliform bacteria.
- bacterial food poisoning, often caused by E. coli, Salmonella, or Shigella.
- bacterial cellulitis, such as due to Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- bacterial vaginosis.
What are 5 diseases caused by bacteria?
- Infectious disease.