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Mircrobiology Lecture -15 B.anthracis & L.interrogans

Mircrobiology Lecture -15 B.anthracis & L.interrogans

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Causative agents of zoonoses:
B.anthracisand L.interrogans

In zoonoses a nonhuman vertebrate host is
the reservoir of infection and humans are
involved only incidentally. The human
infection follows contact with the reservoir
host, but is not essential for the microbe\u2019s
life cycle, or for its maintenance in nature.
Only few zoonotic infections are transmitted
effectively form human to human.

Classification:
2. Infections of viral nature (rabies, tick-borne encephalitis
etc.)
3. Infections of bacterial nature (plaque, tularemia, anthrax,
brucellosis etc.)
4. Infections of rickettsial nature (Q fever, tsutsugamushi

fever)
5. Infections of chlamydial nature (psittacosis)
6. Infections, caused by fungi
7. Infections, caused by protozoa
8. Infections, caused by spirochetes (leptospirosis, Lyme

disease)
Causative agent of anthrax

Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Firmicutes
Class:Bacilli
Order:Bacillales
Family:Bacillaceae
Genus:Bacillus
Species:B. anthracis

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