Bacterial pathogenesis.doc - Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity How Does a Microbe Enter the Host Pathogens can gain entry to the human body and

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Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity How Does a Microbe Enter the Host? Pathogens can gain entry to the human body and other hosts through several avenues, which are called _________________________ . Portals of Entry Include: 1. _____________________ - Some may enter through the ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands or hair follicles _______________________ - Via contaminated fingers, flies and towels 2. ____________________________ -Via inhalation of air containing suspended microorganisms 3. _______________________________ - Enter via food, water or contaminated fingers 4. _________________________________ - Entry can occur during the process of sexual intercourse - Some microbes can travel from the skin to the urethra and vagina 5. Some microorganisms can enter by being introduced directly by:
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How do they exit? What happens when a microorganism gains entry? Three possible outcomes: What determines whether or not the microorganism will cause disease? In order to be successful, a pathogen must be able to do most or all of the following seven steps: 1. Maintain a reservoir This is a site in which the organism can persist and maintain its ability to infect prior to entering another host.
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