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Unformatted text preview: 11-4-10Micro NotesReservoirs:refer to initial source or location of the disease. It is an environment that has a continuous supply of the microbes.oWe divide them into:Inanimate (abiotic)•Soil, water, towels, needlesAdemate•HumansoWe are good reservoirs: great temp, full of nutrients. Healthy carrierwalking incubator that carries the microbe but never the symptoms•Animals that are not humansoZoonoses- non human disease that exists in other animals but on occasion can be transmittable to humans (EX: Rabies, certain types of influenzaswine flu)oIf you have a reservoir, you then need to talk about modes of transmission:1. Direct: where the microbe goes from reservoir directly to the host (STDs)•From direct contact with infected animals (anthrax)•Tularemia2. Indirect: you have to come into contact with a: •Phomite = inanimate object: towels, drawer handles or a•Vector = a living organism that is intermediate in the transferoHumans,oArthropods (main/key vector) such as fleas, mice, or ticksoRodentso...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 8765 taught by Professor Halland during the Spring '10 term at LA Tech.
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