Microbial pathogens

Different diseases are caused by different types of micro-organisms. Microbes that cause disease are called pathogens, Microbial pathogens can contaminate water, food, air and other environmental media; many different ones. An infection is the invasion and multiplication of pathogenic microbes in an individual or population, Disease is when the infection causes damage to the individual’s vital functions or systems, an infection does not always result in disease.

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