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Bacteria And Parasites Essay

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Bacteria and Parasites


Victor Banks

Melanie Crow

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Despite their different structure bacteria have evolved into a wide array of different species scientists have a way of distinguishing the different types of species of bacteria for example bacteria has a lot of [Only commercial shipments and real estate are measured in lots. To use "a lot of" to mean "many," "much," or "a large amount" is a colloquialism (not universally clear). Use another term.] different shapes spherical cells are called cocci such as staphylococci which is [Writing suggestion: rewrite the sentence to remove "that are"] responsible for boils forming other types of cocci pneumococcus that causes pneumonia. Rod shaped bacteria are called bacilli examples of this group consist of E Coli found in the intestinal tract of humans and animals also salmonella typhoisa which is the agent that causes typhoid fever. The third major type of bacteria is called spiral or spirilli which causes syphilis.

Humans are the hosts to nearly three-hundred species of parasitic worms and over seventy species of protozoa. Some of these [English does not have plural adjectives; use "these"] parasites have derived from our primate ancestors some have came [The participle form is "come"] from the animals we have domesticated or come in contact with during our relatively short history on this earth. According to the history of human parasitology "The first written records of what are almost certainly parasitic infections come from a period of Egyptian medicine from 3000 to 400 BC, particularly the Ebers papyrus of 1500 BC discovered at Thebes". Bacteria and parasites cause around two million cancer related deaths in the world every year experts say that 7.5 million global deaths that happened in 2008 1.5 million cases were treatable. Scientists carried out a stats poll and found that 16% of all cancer cases were caused by infection.

Parasites are in every aspect of our lives they live in our food, soil and water we drink. They are found in every economic level but more in the poorer communities. We are all at risk of getting a parasitic infection especially for the people that have Cats and Dogs that sleep in their bed with them they're at risk of getting roundworms it is not a good idea health wise to sleep with your cats...

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