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So far, smallpox remains the only human pathogen to be eliminated from nature.
Best for: Berries, nuts Scientists at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde pioneered a technique that bombards fluids with high-intensity blue light, which produces a form of oxygen that’s lethal to pathogens.
There are a series of biological walls that begin to form when a tree is wounded that do not allow pathogens to spread by compartmentalizing the wound site.
More broadly, people who live in regions with more to fear from pathogens tend to be less promiscuous and gregarious (such risky behaviour may spread disease).
In this case, the analysis revealed Streptococcus canis, an oral pathogen found in the mouth of dogs and cats.
In 2016 alone, the CDC tracked 37 dangerous pathogens — like MERS, Zika and yellow fever — in more than 130 countries.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause pets to get sick or become carriers that infect people with the pathogen, which leads to salmonellosis in humans.
The $40 BeFree’s 0.1-micron (0.0001mm) membrane catches all pathogens except viruses.
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Origin and Etymology of pathogen
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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Definition of pathogen for English Language Learners
medical : something (such as a type of bacteria or a virus) that causes disease
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