• Member of the Filoviridae family
• Causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever or Marburg
Virus Disease, characterized by fever, chills, weight
loss, a =ny rash, hemorrhaging
• There is no speciﬁc an=viral therapy
• Has a lipoprotein coat, contains a nucleocapsid
surrounded by a cross‐striated helical capsid
• Nearly iden=cal to Ebola virus in structure, single‐
• Gram ‐, spirillum
• Usually obtained from
poultry (undercooked) or http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no1/altek2b.jpg
fecally contaminated water
• Pathogen, usually untreated (ﬂuids)
• Can be treated with erythromycin
• The most common cause of diarrhea in the U.S.
• Nausea, vomi=ng, lasts 1 week
• Some people are asymptoma=c
• Kingdom Fungi
• Yeast infec=ons: vaginal
• 80% of the popula=on have this fungus as part of their
normal microﬂora (stomach, mucous membranes –
mouth, reproduc=ve tract, urinary tract)
• Opportunis=c pathogen when the pH homeostasis is
altered or when immunocompromised (HIV/AIDS)
• 75% of the human popula=on will have candidiasis
during their life.
• Unicellular yeast – spherical cells displaying
pseudohyphae (cellular ﬁlaments)
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