Bacterial Diseases Flashcards

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Are all bacteria harmful?

No, many bacteria are beneficial, such as those in our gut that help digest food, but some bacterial pathogens cause disease in plants and animals.

How can bacterial diseases be treated or prevented?

Bacterial diseases can be treated or prevented with antibiotics.

What is Salmonella and how does it spread?

Salmonella is a genus of bacteria that can cause intestinal illness. It spreads through eating improperly cooked food, uncooked eggs, or products containing them.

What are the symptoms and prevention methods for Salmonella?

Symptoms include fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea. Prevention includes vaccinating poultry, keeping raw meat away from cooked food, washing hands and surfaces, and cooking food thoroughly.

What is Gonorrhoea and how does it spread?

Gonorrhoea is an STD caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It spreads through direct sexual contact.

What are the symptoms and prevention methods for Gonorrhoea?

Symptoms include thick yellow or green discharge, pain when urinating, and bleeding between periods in women. Prevention includes using condoms and treating with antibiotics, although some strains are resistant to penicillin.

What are the symptoms and prevention methods for Gonorrhoea?

Symptoms include thick yellow or green discharge, pain when urinating, and bleeding between periods in women. Prevention includes using condoms and treating with antibiotics, though some strains are resistant to penicillin.

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