Microbe Monday - 4/30/18

Microbe Monday – 4/30/18

It’s Monday and you know what that means! It’s time for another microbe Monday post!

This week’s microbe hints:

  • is a parasite
  • infects about 3.1% of females ages 14-49
  • first identified by Alfred Donne in 1836
  • is a single-celled protozoan
  • produces mechanical stress on a host cell before ingesting cell fragments
  • has at least 26,000 genes
  • diagnosis is done by saline microscopy, culture, or nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT)
  • dies after 45-60  minutes in water
  • 58 million cases in 2013
  • most common non-viral STI in the U.S.

Think you know what this Monday’s microbe is?

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