416-I - Bio 416-INFECTIOUS DISEASES 416 Course Contents I....

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Unformatted text preview: Bio 416-INFECTIOUS DISEASES 416 Course Contents I. INTRODUCTION II. HOST-PARASITE INTERACTIONS 3. Body areas that are to be sterile 4. Body areas that harbor microbes: Normal flora 5. Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity and virulence 6. Enzymes involved in invasion (spreading) 7. Endotoxins and exotoxins, mode of actions 8. Nonspecific and specific host defenses (Predisposing factors, immune system, phagoctosis, inflammation and fever, interferon, complement system, etc) 9. Disease development process 10. Epidemiology 11. Modes of transmission 416 Course Contents (Cont’d) III. AIRBORNE PATHOGENS AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS • Bacterial Pathogens and Infections: Strep-, Staph- infections, Corynebacterium and diphtheria, Bordetella and whooping cough, Mycobacterium and tuberculosis, Neisseria and meningitis, Legionella and legionellosis.. • Viruses and Respiratory Infections: Common cold, human and avian influenza, SARS, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox .. IV. ANIMAL-TRANSMITTED DISEASES • Rabies,Toxoplasmosis, Prion diseases 416 Course Contents (Cont’d) V. SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED DISEASES Gonorrhea and Syphilis, Chlamydia, HPV, Genital Herpes and Trichomoniasis, Candidiasis, HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis HPV and HIV in particular: Mol. biol. gen., infection and its progress; weapons against (drugs, vaccines and other approaches) VI. INSECT-TRANSMITTED DISEASES (CARDIOVASCULAR AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) Rickettsial diseases, Malaria, Plague 416 Course Contents (Cont’d) VII. FOODBORNE DISEASES • Distinction btw food poisoning and food infection • Staphylococcal, perfringens and botulism type of poisonings, Salmonella-caused poisoning and infections, Campylobacter infections, Helicobacter-caused peptic diseases, Shigellosis.. VIII. WATERBORNE DISEASES • Cholera, typhoid fever, viruses like HAV and Polio-, giardiasis, amoebic dysentery.. 416 Course Contents (Cont’d) IX. Other bacterial and viral pathogens/infections (Optional, but very important): • P. aeruginosa • Brucellosis • H. influenza • Ebola hemorrhagic fever • Human cytomegalovirus inclusion (CMV) disease 416 Course Contents (Cont’d) X. FUNGAL INFECTIONS: MYCOSES Fungi of medical importance and major diseases XI. NEW TECHNIQUES AND TRENDS IN MICROBIAL DIAGNOSIS, PREVENTION and CURING 4. Immunodiagnosis • Ppt, agglutination, neutralization tests • Complement-requiring reactions • Immunofluorescence • RIA and ELISA • Immunoblots 2. DNA Techniques 3. Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics 416 AIMS AT.. ..AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE USE OF NOVEL STRATEGIES FOR DIAGNOSIS AS WELL AS DRUG DISCOVERY AND VACCINE DEVELOPMENT TO COMBAT INFECTIOUS DISEASES Emergence Factors • Human behavior • Technology and industry • Horizontal gene transfer AIDS virus Vancomycin-resistant enterococci, MRSA “Insertions” in the Salmonella typhi genome versus Salmonella typhimurium • International travel and commerce • Microbial adaptation and change • Breakdown of public health measures Marburg virus An RNA virus Vibrio cholera THE BENEFITS OF THE NORMAL FLORA...
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