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Chain of infection

If we are to stop the spread of disease caused by bacteria and other microbes then we need to break the chain of infection.

Introduction to Week 2

We now focus on how infections including antimicrobial resistant infections can be acquired and spread. We look at the chain of infection and also think about the hazards and risks …

The human microbiome

The human microbiome defines the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies and the roles they play in human health and disease. Introduction The Human body contains billions …

The pathogens

Pathogens are microbes that can cause disease including human disease. Primary Pathogens cause disease by attaching to normal epithelial cells, for example in the intestinal tract, of healthy individuals. These …

Definitions of antibiotic resistance

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, a Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR) bacterium is defined as a bacterium that is resistant to at least three different categories …