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Infectious Disease?
a disease caused by microorganisms that enter the body and multiply in the tissues at the expense of the host
Communicable diseases?
infectious diseases that are transmissible to other persons
study of how, when, where, what, and who are involved in the spread and distribution of diseases in human populations
the number of newly reported cases in a given period of time in a specific area is excessive
when a disease spreads to one or more continents
an infectious disease that exhibits a steady frequency over a long period of time in a particular region
a living carrier, such as an insect or rodent, which transmits an infectious agent
What is the media used?
trypticase soy agar (TSA)
Role of the index case?
helps to determine the original source of infection in an outbreak
When grown at room temperature, what color are the colonies of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa?
Describe the expected appearance of the plate of the “starter” of the epidemic versus the appearance of the plates of students who become carriers. Include descriptions for both Round 1 and Round 2.
Starter of the epidemic should show many red colonies for both Round 1 (1 pt) and Round 2 (1 pt). Carriers will show fewer red colonies (1 pt) and may not show any red colonies after Round 1 (1 pt)
What tools are used in this experiment?
sterile swabs