Choose any one of the bacterial pathogens and discuss its appearance, staining reaction, culture characteristics, disease caused and mechanism of disease and how do these influence virulence?

Choose any one of the bacterial pathogens and discuss its appearance, staining reaction, culture characteristics, disease caused and mechanism of disease and how do these influence virulence?

Choose any one of the bacterial pathogens and discuss its appearance, staining reaction, culture characteristics, disease caused and mechanism of disease and how do these influence virulence?

Please see below selected pathogens to help guide answering the question above.

Upper and lower respiratory tract diseases caused by bacteria

1.          Streptococcus pyogenes- Sore throat (pharyngitis)

2.          Corynebacterium diphtheriae- Diptheria

3.          Streptococcus pneumoniae- Lobar pneumonia

4.          Mycobacterium tuberculosis- Tuberculosis

Food and water borne bacterial diseases

Food intoxications:

1.          Clostridium botulinum- Botulism

2.          Staphylococcus aureus- Staphylococcal food poisoning

GI Infections:

1.          Salmonella enterica- Salmonellosis

2.          Vibrio cholerae- Cholera

3.          E. coli O157:H7- E. coli diarrhea

STDs caused by bacteria

1.          Treponema pallidum- Syphilis

2.          Neisseria gonorrheae- Gonorrhea

3.          Chlamydia trachomatis- Chlamydial infections such as urethritis

Contact Bacterial Diseases

1.          Mycobacterium leprae- Leprosy

2.          Staphylococcus aureus- Skin diseases-Furuncle, Carbuncles, Impetigo