Microbiology Discussion Week 4

Human Pathogens By Body System

Microorganisms are very diverse. Likewise, the diseases that they cause are just as diverse!In this discussion, we will explore some of the microbes that cause human disease and the body systems they affect.When a patient seeks health care because they are ill, they describe their symptoms to the health care worker, and the health care worker gathers objective signs of disease. 

Together, these lead us to a disease syndrome of one of the major body systems:

  • Integumentary System and Eyes
  • Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System

This week, we will discuss some common human pathogens and the diseases they cause!

Include the word count in each of your posts (exclude the header, title, references list, etc.).

  1. For the cellular organisms listed below, you need to start the first letter of the genus name with a capital letter and write all letters in the species name in lowercase letters and italicize both the genus and species names. 

For the acellular organisms listed below, start the first letter of the common name/species name of the virus with a capital letter. Do not italicize the common name/species name of the virus. You do not need to include the family and genus names of the virus in your posts.


D. You must discuss your chosen human pathogen to tell us what type of microbe it is, what disease it causes, body system affected, where and when it was discovered, course of disease, signs and symptoms, transmission, virulence factors, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

E.  Your discussion should be well-written, in your own words, paraphrasing from only credible academic sources. You may not directly quote from your sources, minimum elaboration on the topic of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 400 words

F.  You must also cite your credible academic reference sources with parenthetical in-text citations and provide full end ref information in APA 7th Editionformat.


  •  Topic to write about: Rotavirus *****

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