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Posts Tagged ‘Sars’

Science Fact of the Month – October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 09:10 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

This month, we will examine  the issue of pathogens.

 Pathogens: A pathogen is an infectious agent which can cause  illness  through genetic altercation.

Reference:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pathogen

Various examples of pathogens include viruses such as the Spanish inflienza in 1918, where the victims were healthy young adults.The illness lasted for over two years and  was responsible for over 50 million lives.

 Another example of a pathogen, is the  Sars Virus. Take look at  a photo of the process in which this virus  used to spread, directly below.

What other examples of pathogens do you know ? Share them in the comments section with us!