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Unformatted text preview: E. coli produces lots of different toxins and is therefore responsible for diarrhea. 0157--H7 is a particular strain of e. coli. What happens with cystic fibrosis is doctors can’t get rid of the thing that’s making you sick. The bacterium that causes typhus only grows in live cells. The organism is called Rickettsia, after the guy who discovered it. It spread during trench warfare. It couldn’t happen now because we have antibiotics. The vector that causes Typhus is lice. Due to the immigrants being is such close proximity to each other during the Ellis Island experience lice spread quickly and native New Yorkers came to believe that immigrants were dirty....
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- Spring '08
- Bacteria, Tania Berks Science