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Types of Microbes

Microbes: Types list

The list of types of Microbes mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion:

Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID (Excerpt)

Most microbes belong to one of four major groups: bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoa. A familiar, often-used word for microbes that cause disease is "germs." Some people refer to disease-causing microbes as "bugs." "I've got the flu bug," for example, is a phrase you may hear during the wintertime to describe an influenza virus infection. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID)

Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID (Excerpt)

Since the 19th century, we have known microbes cause infectious diseases. Near the end of the 20th century, researchers began to learn that microbes also contribute to many chronic diseases and conditions. Mounting scientific evidence strongly links them to some forms of cancer, coronary artery disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autism, and chronic lung diseases. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID)

Microbes: Related Disease Topics

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