Unformatted text preview: ° They might cause infection but not illness ° If you’re infected with TB, you’re not going to die from TB – you’re going to die from the infection and disease that it causes ° What kinds of problems the microbe might or might not cause have to do with the virulence of the strain, your own immune reaction, environmental factors, age, etc. ° If you maintain a stable relationship with the microbe, regardless of whether it causes disease, it is an infection o Opportunistic pathogens ° They take advantage of defects in host defenses, so that people with some kind of immodeficiency can get much much sicker...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09