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What is IgG?

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When the body detects a threat from pathogens such as bacteria, germs, and viruses, the plasma cells produce a special kind of protein called immunoglobulins (also called antibodies).  The smallest and also the most common&hellip

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What are bacteria?

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Bacteria refer to microorganisms that are present in almost any area or habitat on Earth.  From the deep soil under the Earth’s crust to the boundless oceans and seas, millions of these simple forms of&hellip

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What is an auto-immune disease?

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Auto-immune diseases are diseases that are caused by the body’s inability to determine whether a certain substance or organism is its own or from a known antigen or foreign material.  When this happens, the body’s&hellip

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What is gonorrhea and chlamydia?

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both classified as STDs or sexually transmitted diseases. Both are caused by bacterial infection which typically affects the genitals of both men and women. Aside from the genitals though, the infection&hellip

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What is MSSA?

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MSSA refers to methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus.  Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can commonly be found in the skin or inside the respiratory passage. This particular bacterium is typically classified as methicillin&hellip

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What is ehrlichia?

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Ehrlichia is a type of bacteria that belongs to the genus rickettsiales.  This particular bacterium is named after Paul Ehrlich, the German microbiologist who discovered it.  Ehrlichia is said to infect mostly animals, especially mammals,&hellip

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What is Listeriosis?

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What is Listeriosis? Listeriosis is a type of infection or food-poisoning that is caused by the bacteria called “Listeria monocytogenes”.  For most healthy people, infection from this bacterium may not cause serious symptoms since the&hellip

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What is Aseptic?

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What is Aseptic? Aseptic is an adjective used to describe something that is free of germs or pathogenic microorganisms. It may be used in describing the processes involved in food preparation or the activities involved&hellip

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What is Listeria?

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What is Listeria? Listeria or Listeria monocytogenes, is actually a very dangerous bacteria as it is a cause of a very dreaded disease, called Listeriosis. In fact, it is not just dangerous due to the&hellip

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Number of Germs on Hands

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How many germs are there on the hands? Millions. There are millions of germs that can be found on the human hand. An estimate by Dr. Julie Segre from the US National Human Genome Research&hellip

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