In this unit the students will grapple with the question: what is the difference between a pathogen and a microbe? First we will see that most microbes can be pathogenic if they are in the right location. Then we will explore adaptations that allow certain microbes to bypass host defenses and become extremely pathogenic.
- 3.1: The zoo in you – our microbial ecosystem. Moving out of the ecosystem – Ebola
- 3.2: Reservoirs and vectors – Lyme disease and Malaria
- 3.3: Invasion of the body snatchers – fighting back after infection – the War game
- 3.4: Go west young man! – what the bacterial growth curve means for disease