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pathogenicity

(Science: microbiology) The ability of a parasite to inflict damage on the host.


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Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?

I'd say that pathogenicity is the ability to infect host, not damage

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by JackBean
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:26 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?
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Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?

Greetings, I have read several text regarding this, but I still can't manage do discriminate between them. So far what I've got is: Pathogenicity = The potential/ability of a infectious agent to cause damage. Virulence = The actual level of damage caused. Is this correct or am I mistaken?

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by nukeman
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?
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Re: Growth on metal pot?!

I see michi. I just don't see the etiology. This is on dirty dish - so it's not obvious that it can effect pathogenicity. We're exposed the potential pathogens all the time but they have to reach us in a manner that can affect us. Unless this colony/clot of stuff leaps off the ...

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:28 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
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Microbiology help

... associated with. Transmission in term of Micriobiology is the transfer of infectious disease/pathogen from one place/host to another place/host. Pathogenicity is the ability of a pathogen to cause disease.

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by magicsiew
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:46 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology help
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Microbiology help

... and Salmonellae are the most common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis. Compare and contrast the incidence, epidemiology, transmission and pathogenicity of these organisms. I am struggling to understand all of this and i have been researching but i may have over done it with the research ...

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by junior272
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:12 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology help
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