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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases probably have always afflicted humans, and they remain a leading cause of death worldwide. Christine Herrmann, PhD, discusses the history of disease research, the infectious agents (or pathogens) that cause disease and how they are transmitted, and how we can reduce the spread of disease.

Author(s): Christine Herrmann, PhD
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How Infectious Agents Cause Disease

Limits on Population Growth

Cells: What Do They Really Look Like?

The Dose Makes the Poison

Combination of Factors Can Lead to Disease

Gene Variations Affect Susceptibility

Susceptible Groups