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Plague
An infectious and usually deadly epidemic disease.
Strain
A group of organisms of the same species that are more like one another than others in the species
Examples of disease that are caused by bacteria.
boils
tetanus
gonorthea
bubonic plaque
Microbiology
The study of microbes
Examples of diseases caused by viruses.
influenza (flu)
chicken pox
common cold
rabies
Virus
Any of the various noncellular, submicroscopic entitles capable of causing disease that are unable to replicate without a host cell: consist of a core of Rna or DNA surrounded by a protein coat, and are typically not considered living organisms.
Parasite
An organism that grows and feed on or within another organism (host), but offers no benefits to the host.
Bacteria
extremely small, single-celled organisms without a nucleus: prokaryotic cells.
Antibiotic
A medicine that can kill bacteria or stop their growth. Some are made by humans, others are made by other microbes.
DNA
(deoxyribonuleic acid) A molecule shaped like a twisted ladder that carries genetic information in the nucleus of a cell.
Bacteriophage
A virus that infects bacteria.
Vaccine
A preparation of killed or weakened microbes (or portions of them) that when taken into the body, causes the immune system to produce antiboties amd makes the body resistent to the disease.