TB – Tuberculosis

Organism Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transmission Via droplet spread – only the pulmonary form is infectious Usually needs sustained close contact with an infectious case. Epidemiology Roughly one third of the world’s population has been infected...

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Tetanus

Organism Clostridium tetani=gram positive, spore forming bacteria Incubation period; varies according to site of injury, shorter (approx. 1 week in severe disease)   Transmission Spores of c.tetani live in faeces, soil and dustàcan be...

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Toxoplasmosis

Organism Toxoplasma gondii (protozoa) Incubation: 7-14 days   Transmission Via ingestion, inhalation or blood-blood contact. Infects bowel (poorly cooked meat), lung or broken skin. Found in tissue of most warm blooded mammals but CATS...

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Trichomoniasis

Introduction This is a parasitic protozoan infection, the result of infection with the flagellated anaerobic trichomonas vaginalis. This is the most common protozoan infection in the developed world It is a sexually transmitted infection...

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