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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Streptococcus, Meninges, Penicillin

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Occurrence, distribution and determinants of health and disease in a population. Questions : containment, how to treat the patient. Thought it was radi
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Microorganism, Penicillin, Disease Surveillance

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Lecture objectives: to define the terms endemic, sporadic, epidemic, pandemic and re-emerging. To discuss the lessons learned from studying three of th
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Nod2, Chemokine, Gout

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Immune response against peptide may be against self! Lactobacillus and e coli 0157:h7 looks the same. Foreign" pathogens must express molecules that ma
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Aminoglycoside, Cryptosporidiosis, Water Purification

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Microorgansm that spends substantial part of life cycle outside human hosts but when introduced to humans cause disease with measurable frequency Micro
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Asymptomatic Carrier, Myalgia, Headache

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Avian influenza: h5n1 low infectivity, high mortality. To study the natural history of four infectious diseases. To distinguish between different bacte
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Plasmid, Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Disinfectant

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To discuss mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and the selective pressures that promote resistance. To understand the nature of methicillin resistance
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Antimicrobial Resistance, Neisseria, Legionella

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Transmission and prevention the chain of infection. With attention to transmission in a hospital setting. How transmission of microbes can be prevented
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Listeriolysin O, Cytosol, Glycogen Phosphorylase

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Antimicrobial properties of phagocytes: low phagosomal ph (v-atpase, production of reactive oxygen species (ros, cationic antimicrobial peptides (camps
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Bacteriuria, Drug Resistance, Peripheral Venous Catheter

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Infections not0 present and without evidence of incubation at the time of admission to a healthcare setting. Onset 48 hours after admission or within 3
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Toxoplasma Gondii, Response Surface Methodology, Macrophage

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Three basic mechanisms: interaction with host surface receptors listeria, yersinia, injection of bacterial effectors into host cytosol- salmonella, Shi
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Septic Shock, Bacterial Adhesin, Neisseria

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Extracellular pathogens: colonization of host cell surfaces or artificial surfaces, efficient delivery of exotoxins into the host cell. Adhesion: direc
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OTAGO, UOMELS223Jenny RhodesSpring

MELS223 Lecture Notes - Shiga-Like Toxin, Lipopolysaccharide, Methicillin

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Hospital microbiology lab looking whether same organism is infecting the patients. What type of human/bac" it is subtyping (strain typing) Dna based me
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