Harmful Bacteria & Fungus: Overview

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Bacteria are the largest class of creatures on earth and are comprised of single cells with no nucleus. They are the smallest free-living organisms in nature. Bacteria are responsible for 90% of all hospitalized infections in developing countries and cause the most serious infections humans are susceptible to.

Bacteria may yield to antibiotics, drugs that are used to cure many infections including, but not limited to, pink eye, Lyme disease, pneumonia, urinary infections, kidney infections, and strep throat. Bacteria are not responsible for viral infections. As such, they do not cause colds, influenza, AIDS, or other common infections.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific types of bacteria and their associated infections.

See Also

  1. Clostridium
  2. Cryptosporidium Parvum: Overview
  3. E. coli: Overview
  4. Enterococcus faecium: Overview
  5. Giardia: Overview
  6. Listeria: Overview
  7. Pseudomonas Bacteria: Overview
  8. Salmonella: Overview
  9. Shigella: Overview
  10. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  11. Toxic Mold: Overview
  12. Vibrio Vulnificus: Overview
  13. Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
  14. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Overview
  15. Norwalk-Like Viruses / Noroviruses
  16. Pulmonary Fibrosis: Overview
  17. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
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