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Last updated: Nov 26, 2000
A compact collection with fascinating facts in medical microbiology. Find out about the most important species of bacteria, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, protozoans, viruses and more. Do you know that Streptococcus pyogenes can be passed by a handshake; do you know that 50% of the population are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus; that cats are the main source of Toxoplasma infection; that Epstein-Barr virus may cause kissing fever in teenagers? These fact are worth knowing even if you are not a microbiology major!
Q: microb: What is the incubation period of HIV?
A: several years

Q: microb: What bacterium causes typhus fever?
A: Rickettsia typhi

Q: microb: What exemplary bacteria produce leukocidins?
A: Staphylococcus aureus / Streptococcus pyogenes

Q: microb: What is the influence of potassium permanganate on bacteria?
A: strongly toxic

Q: microb: What groups of bacteria are sensitive to detergents?
A: all

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