Roundworms are one of the most species-rich types of worms. Some sub-forms can affect humans and cause diseases.
Escherichia coli is actually a harmless intestinal inhabitant. As an opportunist, however, this germ is often diagnosed in the medical laboratory. Its distribution, the pathogenicity and even the intended use of E.coli are as variable as the germ
Worms are invertebrates that can live as parasites in the human body. Worm diseases can be caused by roundworms, flukes or tapeworms, for example.
Wuchereria bancrofti is the name of a roundworm species. It is a parasite that attacks human lymph vessels.
Trypanosomes are unicellular eukaryotic parasites that are equipped with a scourge and are also counted among the protozoa. The globally occurring trypanosomes have slender cell bodies and are classified by the exit point of their flagella
Plasmodium falciparum is a unicellular parasite which, as an infectious pathogen, can cause the life-threatening tropical disease 'Malaria tropica' in humans.
The Usutu virus can affect animals and humans and, in severe cases, causes brain inflammation. It belongs to the group of flaviviruses and is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.
The West Nile virus occurs in tropical and temperate areas, comes from the Flaviviridae family and was discovered in 1937. The virus mainly infects birds. If the virus is transmitted to a person, the so-called West is created
Plasmodium malariae is a parasite belonging to the genus Plasmodia. The protozoa is the causative agent of the infectious disease malaria.
The Zika virus infection, known since 1947, is a viral disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. So far it has mainly occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. Since 2015 a
Fox tapeworms are parasites that live at the expense of their intermediate hosts and main hosts and implant themselves in their tissues. The endoparasites mainly use rodents as intermediate hosts, weaken them and, together with the animal, become larger ones
Francisella tularensis is the causative agent of the infectious disease tularemia. The pathogen is a rod bacterium from the Pasteurellacae family.
Plasmodia are malaria pathogens in the saliva of the Anopheles mosquito, when they are bitten they are transmitted to the human host and multiply in it parasitically. Plasmodium ovale is one of four malaria pathogens. Like Plasmodium vivax
Gardnerella vaginalis is a rod-like bacterium that is part of the vaginal flora. If it colonizes the vagina in high numbers of germs, it can cause bacterial vaginosis, which may be followed by inflammation of the vagina (colpitis). Named
Milk mushrooms are called Geotrichum candidum in microbiology and colonize the acidic environment of many dairy products. The fungi occur naturally in the human intestine, the oral mucosa and the lungs and are beneficial for healthy people
Plasmodia are known to cause malaria and are transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito to a host, where they reproduce parasitically. Plasmodium vivax is one of four malaria pathogens. The form of malaria caused by the parasite is
The bacteria of the genus Haemophilus influenzae are rod-shaped pathogens that usually live on the mucous membranes of humans and are transmitted by means of droplet infection. The genus of hemophilia includes 16 species, almost all of them without oxygen
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is commonly found on the lining of the human stomach. The Helicobacter pylori infection is an important risk factor for inflammation, ulcers and cancer in the stomach and intestines. Colonization
Hepatitis B is transmitted by the hepatitis B virus, which causes inflammation of the liver. The disease is usually transmitted through sexual or blood contact. The disease rarely manifests itself in its course through symptoms.
The pneumococci occupy a special position among the microorganisms, the bacteria. Pneumococci are naturally present in the human organism. Pneumococci cause disease in various circumstances.