Microbial Disease Report (Oral report)

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*Microbial Disease Report (Oral report)

Pick a disease that affects humans/animals whose causative agent is a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoa, or other microorganism and describe in detail the following: (A/B/C/D)

A. Causative Agent: Describe and classify the microbe involved. If known, explain how the microbe causes/transmits the disease or interferes with normal body function. Also describe the vector and/or life cycle for the microbe (if applicable).

B. Population(s) affected: What population(s) is/are at highest risk of contracting the disease? Are there any groups of people who should be tested? Please include statistical/geographical data and trends [from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, or other source (www.cdc.gov, www.who.int, etc.)

C. Course of Disease: What are the usual signs/symptoms of someone with the disease? How is the disease diagnosed? What is the usual time course for recovery? Are there complications and/or long-term effects?

D. Interventions: Describe possible treatments and/or medical interventions. Is there a vaccine available? How can the disease be best prevented or kept under control?

**Journal Article Review: Students will choose one article from a primary scientific literature source which uses a microbe as a model organism/system and write a comprehensive summary of the study that answers the following questions

(A/B/C/D/E):

NOTE: MANY FREE ARTICLES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM WWW.PUBMED.GOV or visit the campus library

A. Why did the scientists perform the study (i.e. description of background)?

B. What was the hypothesis (or hypotheses) under investigation?

C. What were the major results and did they support or negate the

hypothesis? Which key techniques were used to achieve these results?

D. Why are the results significant and do they point to further/future

studies? In other words, why does this article matter and what should

or could be done next?

E. Why did you choose this particular article to review? Was it interesting,

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Running head: MICROBIAL DISEASE REPORT

Microbial Disease Report (Oral report)
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Microbial Disease Report (Oral report)
Part 1
Notably, a microbial disease is defined as an ailment or a sickness caused to both human
beings and animals through the introduction of one of the following forms of microbes; viruses,
bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. Essentially, the environmental change has placed particular
populations on the verge of getting into contact with new identified microorganisms, which
causes illness that has never been seen before, or which had previously occurred only amomg
isolated individuals. Apparently, infectious diseases resulting from microbes are responsible for
causing deaths of more individuals around the globe. Worth a note, a fungal infection is often a
skin illness that is caused by different forms of fungi and can be particularly a common associate
of an itchy skin. Besides, fungi invade and flourish/ grow in dead keratin, which is a protein that
makes up a person skin, nails, and hair. The disparate forms of fungal infections can be divided
into various categories depending on the type of fungus involved. Thus, the disquisition entails
analyzing the causative agent, population affected, the course of the disease the interventions of
Athletes foot fungal infection, as well as conducting an article review concerning Athletes foots
fungal infection.
. Causative Agent
Athlete’s foot also known as tinea pedis is often a fungal infection that affects the skin of
a person’s foot. The term tenia pedis is used to describe the dermatophyte of infections of a
human's soles of the foot as well as the interdigital spaces. Apparently, the infection common
causal agent is Trichophyton rubrum, which a dermatophyte and mostly endemic in some parts
of Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Nonetheless, despite the infection being prevalent in the
stated regions, almost every individual experience the fungal infection at one time in the lifetime.

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Classification
Table 1: Classification of Trichophyton rubrum

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species

Classification of tenia pedis: Trichophyton rubrum
Fungi
Ascomycota
Eurotiomycetes
Onygenales
Arthrodermataceae
Trichophyton
Rubrum

Pathophysiology of Trichophyton rubrum
Tenia pedis can be spread via contact with an infected skin scales or getting into contact
with the fungal in damp locations, such as locker rooms, swimming pools, and showers (Center
for Disease Control, Feb 2017). According to Robbins (Aug 2016), T. rubrum invades the skin of
the feet using an enzyme known as keratinases making the infection remain limited at the soles.
T.rubrum, contains mannas in its walls making it capable of inhibiting the immune response of
the body (Tainwala & Sharma, 2011). Besides, the mannas in T. rubrum decrease the
proliferation of the keratinocyte through alteration of the functions of leukocytes leading to the
development of a chronic state of the funga...


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