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Unformatted text preview: Biology 301 Infectious Disease & Society Textbook Review Outbreaks 1-16 Outbreaks and Cases Emphasizing Concepts in Basic Microbiology. will examine some of the more notable Infectious Diseases We Tuberculosis What is the causative agent of tuberculosis? Bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis Acid-fast, rod-shaped streptobacillus (prefix "strepto" = chain and also twisted) Where does TB live? humans are the reservoir. Infected Tuberculosis How is TB spread? respiratory droplets. airborne How does TB cause disease? organism attaches to alveolar macrophages after entering the lungs. Bacteria are e...
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