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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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Match each disease with the type of organism that causes it. The choices can be used more than once.

___ chlamydial infection a. bacteria
___ AIDS b. protist
___ syphilis c. virus
___ genital warts  
___ gonorrhoea  
___ genital herpes  
___ trichomoniasis  

Summary Introduction

To match: Each disease with the type of organism that causes it.

Explanation

Chlamydial infection – a. bacteria

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both men and women. The causative agent is a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection does not show any noticeable symptoms. Frequent urination and blood in urine occur if urethra is affected.

AIDS – c. virus

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by human immune virus (HIV). AIDS is an STD that affects both men and women. There is no cure for AIDS. The effects can only be curbed for a while. AIDS is the topmost deadly disease in the world. The virus can be transmitted by unprotected sex, sharing the same needle, and blood transfusion. HIV attacks the white blood cells and compromises and weakens the immune system. The affected patient eventually dies.

Syphilis – a. bacteria

Syphilis is a STD caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It affects both men and women. A simple blood examination reveals the bacterium. The disease is treated with antibiotics.

Genital warts – c...

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