Who is a microbiologist? A microbiologist is a doctor who studies the microorganisms. Microorganisms are not visible to a human eye. A microbiologist studies the nature of bacteria, virus, algae etc under a microscope. A microbiologist checks whether the microorganism will do more damage to the body. For more information read on…
When you go out of your house, you might get infected with bacteria, virus etc. A microbiologist studies these microscopic organisms and finds out the effect of these microscopic organisms on your body. Microscopic organisms include bacteria, virus etc.
How are bacteria harmful to you?
Bacteria are the tiny forms of life that can be visible under a microscope. They are not visible to the human eye.
Though bacteria are tiny in size, they have dangerous effects on your health. The harmful bacteria are called pathogenic bacteria. They get into your body through nose or mouth or through any cut in your skin and they can reproduce and damage your body. Harmful bacteria might even emit toxins that are harmful for your body.
Below are the harmful bacteria that cause diseases:
- Coli and Salmonella cause food poisoning.
- Staphylococcus aureus causes pneumonia, food poisoning, toxic shock syndrome etc.
- Neisseria meningitides and Streptococcal bacteria cause pneumonia, meningitis etc.
- Helicobacter pylori cause gastritis and ulcers.
Toxic Shock Syndrome can result in multiple organ failure. Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of stomach. It occurs because of abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting etc. It might occur because of alcohol, severe illness, cocaine etc. Gastritis might also occur due to other medical conditions like AIDS, liver or kidney failure etc.
How are viruses harmful to you?
Viruses are also tiny that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Virus can enter your body in the same way a bacteria does. A virus can invade a ‘host cell’ and take over its machinery to make more virus particles.
Viruses can harm your body in many ways. Below are the diseases related with virus:
- Chickenpox, Measles
- Viral hepatitis
- Viral pneumonia
- Viral meningitis
HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition which leads to progressive failure of the immune system. When your immune system fails you will get attacked by various types of infections and cancers.
The above bacterial and viral diseases can lead to death if they are not diagnosed and treated at the right time. If you suffer from any of the above diseases you can go to a doctor. Your doctor might tell you to get a blood test done. You might even require a biopsy. A microbiologist will detect your blood or your sample tissue to know if any bacteria or virus is present.
Your microbiologist will track microorganisms in a range of environments. He will plan methods to prevent the spread of disease. A microbiologist will manage the laboratory work. Hence a microbiologist is an important doctor to treat any disease related with microorganisms.
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