Category: Microbiology

Paramyxoviruses: Mumps

Paramyxoviruses: Mumps

Paramyxoviruses include those viruses which cause respiratory infections in infants, young children and as well as the causative agents for mumps and measles, which are the common contagious infections in...

Cryptococcus Neoformans

Cryptococcus Neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans are basidiomycetous yeasts which occur worldwide and are isolated readily from dry pigeon feces.  Although it is found in pigeons, they are not infected by the yeasts.  It...

Aspergillus Fumigates

Aspergillus Fumigates

Aspergillus fumigates is one of the many fungus belonging in the family of Aspergillus species.  These species are ubiquitous saprobes and occurs worldwide. Aspergillus fumigates is one of the most...

Chlamydia Psittaci

Chlamydia Psittaci

Chlamydia Psittaci is acquired from contact with infected birds and other domestic  fowls.  Contact with infected birds includes its handling and inhaling its dried excreta. The infection can also be...

Mycobacterium: Mycobacterium Leprae

Mycobacterium: Mycobacterium Leprae

Mycobacterium leprae is first described by Hansen in 1873, thus the name of the disease, Hansen’s disease or more commonly known as leprosy.  Leprosy is a chronic highly contagious disease...

Herpes Viruses: Herpes Simplex

Herpes Viruses: Herpes Simplex

Herpes Viruses: Herpes Simplex Herpes Simplex viruses establish latent infections in nerve cells and recurrences of the disease are common. These viruses have been linked with malignant diseases in humans...

Paramyxoviruses: Measles

Paramyxoviruses: Measles

Measles is also known as Rubeola; Red measles or 7-day Measles. Measles is an acute, highly infectious disease characterized by fever, respiratory symptoms and maculopapular rash.  Humans are the only...

Escherichia Coli

Escherichia Coli

Escherichia Coli Features Gram (-), short, plump rods Common inhabitants of human intestinal tract Considered as a laboratory “pet” by microbiologists because it is so common and easily cultivated Its...

Herpes Viruses: Herpes Zoster

Herpes Viruses: Herpes Zoster

The virus responsible for Herpes Zoster is the one responsible for the spread and development of Chicken pox. Herpes Zoster is also known as Shingles or Acute posterior ganglionitis. It...