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What you should know about pathogens for 2021

November 20, 2020 Dr Cameron Jones Episode 70
The Mould Show
What you should know about pathogens for 2021
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The Mould Show
What you should know about pathogens for 2021
Nov 20, 2020 Episode 70
Dr Cameron Jones

Pathogen. Germ. Bug. Infection. Virus. Plague. Today, more than ever, it seems like we are constantly surrounded by an invisible world of hidden dangers. These words are synonymous with our times, but we are not the first generation who have had to contend with a dangerous pathogen. So, what is a pathogen, and how has history shaped the relationship between them and humans?  2020 has brought there lens of infection into the spotlight, but is our collective experience of COVID-19 any different to pandemics and infections that have happened throughout history.  Find out this week and read more at the blog: https://www.drcameronjones.com/blog/the-evolutionary-duel-between-humans-and-pathogens-can-we-overcome-it

REFERENCES:

Balloux, F., van Dorp, L. Q&A: What are pathogens, and what have they done to and for us?. BMC Biol 15, 91 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-017-0433-z

Janik, E.; Ceremuga, M.; Niemcewicz, M.; Bijak, M. Dangerous Pathogens as a Potential Problem for Public Health. Medicina 2020, 56, 591. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56110591

Candida auris: A Drug-resistant Germ That Spreads in Healthcare Facilities | Candida auris | Fungal Diseases | CDC. (2020). Retrieved 16 November 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/c-auris-drug-resistant.html

Department of Health | Chapter 8: Infection control. (2020). Retrieved 16 November 2020, from https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdna-norovirus.htm-l~cda-cdna-norovirus.htm-l-8

When Anthrax-Laced Letters Terrorized the Nation. (2020). Retrieved 16 November 2020, from https://www.history.com/news/anthrax-attacks-terrorism-letters

Show Notes

Pathogen. Germ. Bug. Infection. Virus. Plague. Today, more than ever, it seems like we are constantly surrounded by an invisible world of hidden dangers. These words are synonymous with our times, but we are not the first generation who have had to contend with a dangerous pathogen. So, what is a pathogen, and how has history shaped the relationship between them and humans?  2020 has brought there lens of infection into the spotlight, but is our collective experience of COVID-19 any different to pandemics and infections that have happened throughout history.  Find out this week and read more at the blog: https://www.drcameronjones.com/blog/the-evolutionary-duel-between-humans-and-pathogens-can-we-overcome-it

REFERENCES:

Balloux, F., van Dorp, L. Q&A: What are pathogens, and what have they done to and for us?. BMC Biol 15, 91 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-017-0433-z

Janik, E.; Ceremuga, M.; Niemcewicz, M.; Bijak, M. Dangerous Pathogens as a Potential Problem for Public Health. Medicina 2020, 56, 591. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56110591

Candida auris: A Drug-resistant Germ That Spreads in Healthcare Facilities | Candida auris | Fungal Diseases | CDC. (2020). Retrieved 16 November 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/c-auris-drug-resistant.html

Department of Health | Chapter 8: Infection control. (2020). Retrieved 16 November 2020, from https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdna-norovirus.htm-l~cda-cdna-norovirus.htm-l-8

When Anthrax-Laced Letters Terrorized the Nation. (2020). Retrieved 16 November 2020, from https://www.history.com/news/anthrax-attacks-terrorism-letters