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Legionella - pathogenic Gram negative bacterium. Acquired its name after a July, 1976 outbreak of a then-unknown "mystery disease" sickened 221 persons, causing 34 deaths. The outbreak was first noticed among people attending a convention of the American Legion - an association of U.S. military veterans

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Microorganism: the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii Disease: toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is also known by other names: litter box disease and sandbox disease.

"Listeria" is a bacterial genus that contains 7 species. Named after the English pioneer of sterile surgery Joseph Lister, genus received its current name in 1940. Listeria species are Gram-positive bacilli. The major human pathogen in the Listeria genus is "L. monocytogenes." Causative agent of relatively rare bacterial disease, listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria. Disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, adults with weakened immunity."

Electron micrograph Osedax mucofloris – bone-eating snot-flower – new species marine worm discovered 2004

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"The abbreviation "B", in B cell, comes from the bursa of Fabricius in birds, where they mature. In mammals, immature B cells are formed in the bone marrow, which is used as a backronym for the cells' name."

Scientists have mapped which bacteria normally live in or on us, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.

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Babesiosis: The New Deadly Disease on the Rise - Now that summertime is here, many people will be spending more time outdoors. That means more exposure to mosquitoes and ticks and other buggy creatures that could potentially carry deadly illnesses. One such illness is called Babesiosis, a tick-borne illness with symptoms that mimic malaria and is potentially life-threatening ...

Synethesia, which affects approximately one in 27 people, is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sense (e.g., taste) produces experiences in a totally different sense (e.g., sight). So, for Jaime Smith, a synesthetic sommelier, a white wine like Nosiola has a "beautiful aquamarine, flowy, kind of wavy color to it." Listen to the story by Audrey Carlsen on npr. #Synesthesia

Transmission electron micrograph of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Credit: NIAID From the CDC: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died.

Clostridium difficile: Emerging Issues and Treatments. Clostridium difficile infection is an important cause of intestinal disease, primarily affecting hospitalized patients exposed to antibiotics. Infection has been associated with prolonged hospital stays and excess healthcare expenditures. Recent changes in epidemiology of this disease show a rise in community-acquired cases in people outside the hospital settings without traditional risk factors.