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1 hours ago Disease agent, Biological agent means any microorganism, virus, infectious substance, or biological product that may be engineered through biotechnology, or any naturally

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3 hours ago What are the 5 main disease agents?

  • (i) Biological Agent: These are the living agents who include bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa and viruses etc.
  • (ii) Physical Agents: Exposure to excessive heat, cold, pressure, radiations, humidity and electricity etc.
  • (iii) Chemical Agents: (a) Exogenic agents i.e.

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1. Biological Agent: These are the living agents who include bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa and viruses etc. These agents are found in man, animals, insects, soil and environment.
2. Physical Agents: ADVERTISEMENTS: Exposure to excessive heat, cold, pressure, radiations, humidity and electricity etc. may lead to illness.
3. Chemical Agents: (a) Exogenic agents i.e. agents which are present outside the human body like dust, fumes, gases, metals, allergenic agents etc.
4. Mechanical Agents: ADVERTISEMENTS: Accidental exposure to chronic friction and other mechanical forces may lead to injuries, crushing, tearing, in fracture, dislocation or death.
5. Nutritional Agents: Nutritional agents include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. An excess or deficiency of these agents may lead to nutritional diseases like obesity, anaemia, goitre, kwashiorkor, marasmus, night blindness, scurvy etc.

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2 hours ago path·o·gen, ( path'ō-jen ), Any virus, microorganism, or other substance causing disease. [patho- + G. -gen, to produce] Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012, pathogen, …

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Just Now Sep 05, 2013 · The common categories of disease-causing agents include: Viruses, Bacteria, Protozoa, Fungi, Parasitic worms, Continue reading to learn more about each category in …

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7 hours ago Disease agent - definition of Disease agent by The Free Dictionary, pathogen, (redirected from Disease agent) Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia. path·o·gen, (păth′ə-jən) n.

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5 hours ago Asthma is a chronic disease, that mainly affects the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs. One of the factors responsible for this is airborne allergens such as pollens or dust. Symptoms …

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7 hours ago Types of infectious agents. Print. Products and services. Infectious agents come in many shapes and sizes. Bacteria and protozoans are microscopic one-celled organisms. Viruses are even …

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Just Now Agent, host, and environmental factors interrelate in a variety of complex ways to produce disease. Different diseases require different balances and interactions of these three …

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4 hours ago Aug 11, 2022 · A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue, Parkinsonism, Any condition that causes a combination of abnormal movements. These …

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4 hours ago Definition. The U.S. public health system and primary healthcare providers must be prepared to address various biological agents, including pathogens that are rarely seen in the United …

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9 hours ago Agents of communicable diseases. Communicable disease means an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the …

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7 hours ago Pathogen, Any agent capable of causing disease. The term pathogen is usually restricted to living agents, which include viruses, rickettsia, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, protozoa, helminths, and …

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9 hours ago The Federal Select Agent Program oversees the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins, which have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant …

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6 hours ago Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch Division of Extramural Research. Goal. The goal of this initiative is to encourage interdisciplinary research that investigates the …

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4 hours ago Aug 11, 2022 · Parkinsons Disease was already acknowledged as one of the 14 diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure however, that still left Baker without benefits for his …

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4 hours ago Sep 13, 2022 · MIDAS MODELS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENT STUDY MIDAS is a global network of scientists and practitioners who develop and use computational, statistical and …

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Just Now Oct 06, 2022 · While dozens of diseases have been previously linked to this chemical agent, some of the most common include: Chronic B-Cell Leukemia. Also known as CLL, this …

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What are the 5 main disease agents?

  • (i) Biological Agent: These are the living agents who include bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa and viruses etc. ...
  • (ii) Physical Agents: Exposure to excessive heat, cold, pressure, radiations, humidity and electricity etc. ...
  • (iii) Chemical Agents: (a) Exogenic agents i.e. ...

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What is an example of a disease causing agent?

Viruses are the disease-causing agent that most people are familiar with. They cause colds, the flu, HIV, meningitis, polio, chicken pox, rabies, West Nile, and a number of other diseases. Viruses themselves aren't living things, but they do get transmitted between living organisms.

What agent causes disease?

There are many types of disease-causing agents. Five common disease-causing agents include viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, and parasitic worms. Prions are also disease-causing agents. What are disease-causing agents called? Disease-causing agents are microorganisms or macro-organisms that, when infecting a host, result in disease.

What are disease - causing agents called?

The common categories of disease-causing agents include:

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Protozoa
  • Fungi
  • Parasitic worms

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