By Kenneth Bock
The last word advisor to safety from daily germs From public bathrooms to pay telephones, handshakes to hugs, burger joints to five-star eating places, the potential of germ-borne disorder lurks in all the pieces of our international. greater than ever, readers desire specialist assistance on how you can defend themselves and their household from an infection. The Germ Survival advisor: Describes eighty universal locales within which germ-borne ailments pose a chance bargains uncomplicated preventive measures, from elimination inn bedspreads to draining yard birdbaths Tells readers how you can realize indicators and get therapy Introduces readers to greater than a hundred different types of micro organism, molds, and parasites Combines traditional scientific ideas and typical measures to provide readers a whole and potent overall healthiness plan
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Then this inner balance can be lost, with negative consequences to our health. ) Drugs such as penicillin and other forms of antibiotics were developed to combat bacterial infections. The success of these drugs has enabled us to have increased control over many bacterial diseases, including near eradication of many bacterial diseases in industrial nations, such as cholera, leprosy, plague, and typhoid fever. However, more and more bacteria are becoming drug-resistant. It’s likely that the simplicity of bacteria 44 ❧ The Germ Survival Guide allows them to be much more adaptable than other life-forms, evolving strategies that enable them to evade certain antibiotic medications and antibacterial products.
Parasites—Protozoa A Case of Undetected Infection When he was about 6, Tony started having problems connected with his digesiton. Tests for parasites came out negative. The doctor said it was ulcerative colitis and put Tony on a variety of medications, including steroids. However, 54 ❧ The Germ Survival Guide A Case of Undetected Infection (continued) his condition didn’t improve; in fact, it grew worse. More tests were performed. An infection caused by amoebas was detected—Entamoeba histolytica—a common but aggressive amoeba.
Lab testing suggests that parasites are surprisingly common. 7, in order of prevalence. 7 A Review of Parasitic Infection, 2000 Microbe and percentage of those infected Digestive symptoms General symptoms reported by reported by patients patients Amoebas (Entamoeba Bloating, flatulence, histolytica), 15% cramps, diarrhea, constipation Blastocystis, 8% Bloating, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, poor digestion and poor absorption Amoebas (E. coli), 8% Bloating, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, constipaton, irritable bowel syndrome Amoebas (E.