TB – Tuberculosis

Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)¬†of which there are three types that infect humans: M. tuberculosis –¬†by far the most common type M. bovis¬†(bovine TB) M. africanum...

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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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