For a potentially serious disease like bubonic plague, vaccines are not routinely recommended for the general population; why not? Identify the public health measures used to control plague.
Answer to relevant QuestionsSelect one major subdiscipline of microbiology from each of the two major categories of Table 1.3. Why do you think the subdiscipline is “basic” or “applied”? Which key feature of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis allows this organism to persist for extended periods on animal hides or other environments where growth may not occur? Which form of anthrax is the most serious? What are the two main classes of water and how is water from a surface source, for example, from a lake, made safe to drink? Contrast the diseases typhoid and salmonellosis. How are they similar and how do they differ? Which is the more serious disease? What are the most common systemic mycoses in the United States and which populations are most susceptible to such infections?
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