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PATHOGENICITY
The ability of a parasite to gain entry to a host and cause disease
VIRULENCE
The degree of pathogenicity of a parasite
VIRULENCE FACTOR
NUMBER (1)
1. EXOTOINS: Metabolic poisons that are:
A. produced chiefly by live Gram-positive bacteria.
B. immediately secreted into enviornment.
2. ENDOTOXINS: Metabolic poisons that are:
A. produced chiefly by Gram-negative bacteria
B. A component of bacterial cell wall called (LPS)
C. released on cell disintegration
VIRULENCE FACTOR
NUMBER (2)
ATTACHMENT FACTORS:
A. increase the bacteria's ability to attach to the host's tissue
B. allow the bacteria to give a stronger pathogenic reaction
VIRULENCE FACTOR
NUMBER (3)
ENZYMES: Allow bacteria to infiltrate:
A. into deeper tissues
B. into bllod stream and flow through-out the body