What is a pathogenic organism?

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A pathogenic organism is a bacterium, fungus, prion or virus that survives by feeding off of a host. A pathogenic organism typically causes disease in the host organism.

Although most bacteria do not cause disease in humans, people with a suppressed immune system are more susceptible to opportunistic pathogens that often thrive in the warm, moist environment of the human body. The body's natural responses to invading pathogenic organisms include a rise in body temperature. Many of these natural responses inhibit the ability of these organisms to live and reproduce. To survive when confronted by antibiotics, some strains of bacteria have evolved and developed the ability to resist the most commonly prescribed forms of medication used to rid the body of these pathogens.

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any organism which is causing any infection or disease causing alterations our immune system are called pathogenic organisms. the organisms like bacteria virus fungi can be termed
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Pathogens is just a big word for germs. They can cause viruses and bacteria to grow. That is why you should constantly wash your hands because you can pick it up anywhere.
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Include molecules like proteinaceous particles (prions);viruses,bacteria,
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A pathogen is defined as any organism that's capable of causing disease or infection within the body. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are all classified as pathogenic organisms
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