Respiratory disease— inhaled spores germinate in lungs Skin sores

Ritualistic cannibalism Legionnaires' disease; milder infections called Pontiac fever Hansen's disease

Zoonosis—rodent, dog, or pig urine Agent common in soil and water Deer and mice are primary hosts


50% mortality without treatment ''Kissing disease''

Epidemic parotitis

H. pylori found in drinking water Skin disease in fishermen Bacterial conjunctivitis

Zoonosis—primary hosts are rats, other rodents Form of plague in which lungs infected; highly contagious

Respiratory syncytial disease

TABLE 12.3 (Continued)


Microbial Agent Taxaa



Pneumonia, walking Mycoplasma b-7


Poison mushrooms Amanita spp., others f-b

Poliomyelitis Poliovirus v

(Picornaviridae) Primary Amoebic Naegleria fowleri p-a meningoencephalitis

Psittacosis Rabies

Rheumatic fever


Rocky Mountain spotted fever Rubella


San Joaquin Valley fever

Scarlet fever

Schistosomiasis Smallpox Staph infections Strep throat Swimmers' itch

Syphilis Tapeworm

Chlamydia psittaci b-8

Rabies virus v


Streptococcus b-7 pyogenes

Epidermophyton spp., f-d

Trichophyton spp.

Rickettsia rickettsii b-6a

Rubella virus v


Salmonella spp. b-6g

Coccidioides immitis f-d

Streptococcus pyogenes

Schistosoma spp.

Smallpox virus (Poxviridae) Staphylococcus aureus Streptococcus pyogenes Schistosoma spp.

Treponema pallidum b-9 Diphyllobothrium, w-c Taenia saginata, T. solium

A; C Primary atypical pneumonia F Some fatal, others sickening or hallucinogenic W-f/o An enterovirus;

causes paralysis W-c Swimming in warm ponds; enters through mucous membranes in mouth

A Zoonosis—birds;

20% mortality without antibiotics C-animal bite Zoonosis—mammals

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