After reports in 2001 about anthrax spores attached to letters mailed in the United States, the letters were believed to have sent by terrorists to create chaos. Victims of the terrorist attack in 2001 contracted cutaneous and inhalation anthrax. Learn more about these forms of anthrax.
This article presents brief historical accounts of the disease caused by Wuchereria bancrofti or lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis.
This article will discuss relevant information about the morphology and biology of the parasite that cause elephantiasis: Wuchereria bancrofti
Antibiotics are important drugs in combating bacterial infections. Learn the five types of antibiotics based on their modes of action against bacteria.
Helicobacter pylori is the causative agent for most peptic ulcer cases. This article gives you some understanding about the bacterium (H. pylori) itself and the disease that it causes.
Rabies is a fatal disease that requires serious medical attention. Ignorance of this disease can be deadly. Learn the pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of the disease.
Ascaris lumbricoides infects about 1.27 billion people around the world, making it the most medically important nematode. Learn the biology of A. lumbricoides as well as the epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the infections that it caused.
How do viruses reproduce? This article explains one of two strategies used by all viruses, the lytic cycle, so-named because it ends with the lysis of the host cell. The T-even bacteriophage, which preys on E. coli bacteria, is used as an example.
Capillaria philippinensis has the ability to infect human and cause disease. Learn the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease caused by this parasite.