Asked in HealthConditions and Diseases
Conditions and Diseases
Some yeasts can cause diseases in humans?
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What are some harmful effects of animals to humans?
Asked in Biology, Animal Life, Microbiology, Immune System
Is bacteria a pathogen?
A pathogen is any disease causing organism. There are many species of bacteria. Some cause diseases and some don't. The ones that cause diseases are pathogens and the ones that don't cause diseases are not pathogens. Of course a particular species of bacterium might cause a disease in dogs, for example, but not in humans (and vice versa) so it would be considered a pathogen in dogs but not humans.
Asked in Science, Microbiology, Genetics
How do similarities in genes show that humans and yeasts share a common ancestry?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
What describes one celled microscopic organisms some of which cause diseases in humans?
Asked in Ozone Layer
What are the consequences for humans by the ozone being damaged?
Asked in Protozoa
Can a protozoan parasite can result in a fatal disease?
What are some bacteria that cause diseases?
Asked in Science, Baker's Yeast
How is yeast harmful?
Some forms of yeast can infect the body and cause damage. These are known as pathogenic yeasts. Candida yeasts can penetrate the mucous membrane of humans, causing irritation. Some can even infect the bloodstream, causing fungemia, usually in people with compromised or weakened immune systems. Cryptococcus neoformans is another type of yeast that can affect those with weakened immune systems, most often in people with AIDS. It can cause cryptococcosis. Cryptococcosis is often fatal.