Chart of Infectious Diseases

    • Microbe: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    • Enters body: Respiratory Inhalation droplets
    • Symptoms: Fluid in lungs, pneumonia like symptoms, lesions in lungs and on body
    • Vector: none
    • Treatment: Isoniazid and Rifapin
  2. Diphtheria
    • Microbe: Corynebacterium diphtheria
    • Enters body: Respiratory Inhalation droplets
    • Symptoms: Blocks airway, suffocation, damage to heart, kidneys, and CNS
    • Vector: none
    • Treatment: Antitoxins and antibiotics (erythromycin and clindamycin)
  3. Pertussis
    "Whooping Cough"
    • Microbe: Bordetella pertussis
    • Enters body: Respiratory Inhalation droplets
    • Symptoms: Mucus, fever, vomiting, sneezing, dry cough, mucus strings
    • Vector: none
    • Treatment: Antitoxin and Erythromycin
  4. Streptococcus pharyngitis
    "Strep Throat"
    • Microbe: Streptococcus pyogenes
    • Enters body: Respiratory Inhalation droplets, Contaminated food/water
    • Symptoms: Sore throat, inflammation, adenoid/lymph node swelling, HA, chills, fever, no cough
    • Vector: Family pets
    • Treatment: Penicillin and other ATBs
  5. Bacterial Pneumonia
    • Microbe: Streptococcus pneumoniae
    • Enters body: Respiratory Inh. droplets, chemicals, aspiration
    • Symptoms: Inflammation of lung tissue, pleurisy, cold symptoms, chills, fever
    • Vector: none
    • Treatment: Penicillin
  6. Primary Atypical Pneumonia
    “Walking pneumonia”
    • Microbe: Mycoplasma pneumoniae
    • Enters body: Respiratory Inhalation droplets
    • Symptoms: Fever, malaise, cough, chest pain
    • Vector: none
    • Treatment: Azithromycin, fluoroquinolone
  7. Legionnaires’ disease
    • Microbe: Legionella pneumophila
    • Enters body: Organisms grow in soil/ water become airborn and inhaled
    • Symptoms: Fever, chills, HA, diarrhea, vomiting, fluid in lungs, chest and ABD pain
    • Vector: Intracellular parasitic of amoebas
    • Treatment: Azithromycin, fluoroquinolone, Erythromycin
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Chart of Infectious Diseases
Chart of Infectious Diseases