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Haemophilus Influenzae

  Haemophilus influenzae is the name for any illnesses caused by the bacteria H. influenzae, the most common type of Haemophilus influenzae is Haemophilus influenzae type B or HiB.  Some H. influenzae infections are considered invasive, which means that the bacteria can invade parts of the body that are normally not affected by bacteria. It […]

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Coxiella Burnetii

  Coxiella burnetii is a bacterium isolated from ticks. It is a gram-negative bacterium which causes an infection called Q fever that infects the respiratory system. In more serious cases, it can also cause an infection of the thin membrane lining the inside of the heart and heart valves. Coxiella burnetii can be transmitted through

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Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections are common infections caused by the overgrowth of fungi which disrupt the environment of the toenail or fingernail through small cracks in the nail or surrounding skin. These pathogens can cause the nail to appear discolored (yellow, brown, or white), fragile or cracked, thickened, and even distorted in shape. According to the

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Chlamydia Trachomatis

  Chlamydia Trachomatis is one of the more common sexually transmitted infections. The bacterial infection has a higher prevalence in populations aged 15-24, with women being most susceptible. Chlamydia infects the throat, rectum, cervix, and urethra. You are also susceptible to chlamydia in your eyes. Common symptoms of chlamydia are genital pain, sensations of burning

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MecA

Antibiotic resistance is a serious topic in the medical community, as new drugs are developed and used for the treatment of infections these bacteria have the potential of evolving countermeasures to help themselves survive and resist such drugs. This works through the process of natural selection, as antibiotics kill off bacteria the ones that survive

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a gram-positive bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin family of antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacteria that causes skin and soft-tissue infections. While previously easily treated with penicillins, overuse of antibiotics has placed selective pressure on many bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance. MRSA was first a problem in

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