pathogen

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any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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Of these disease agents, a vaccine is only available for M.
Last summer, University of California (UC) scientists identified the disease agent as a yet unnamed species of Phytophthora.
We may tend to think that each disease has a name and that a disease agent must be found to correspond with it.
Yet Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is not only caused by a disease agent.
Miss Johnston, aged 29, who lives near Cheadle, Staffs, is one of six people involved in a test case at the High Court in London to claim damages for the psychiatric illness they say they have developed as a result of being told they may be incubating th e Creutzfeld Jakob Disease agent.
Field tests (2 to 3 years) where candidate quarantine material is grafted to an "indicator" plant which readily exhibits characteristic disease symptoms if the suspected disease agent is present;
The project is called project called Midas (Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study).
Although vaccines are not available to stop all forms of BRD they should reduce the impact and make cases easier to deal with, except when a new disease agent arrives on the farm.
The program, called TranStat, was developed by a team of epidemiologists and computer scientists from the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), an international program supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build computational models for studying disease spread.
Research on a broad variety of topics was carried out between the 1914 recognition of E tularensis as a disease agent in humans and the 1970s, but few studies focused on this pathogen during the 1980s and 1990s.
In addition, some sausages are contained in natural sheep casings made from sheep intestines which are more likely to carry the disease agent and therefore could present a greater risk.
The disease agent is a fungus that produces lesions or cankers on the bark, leading to dieback of stems.
Infectious diseases are grouped by disease agent, rather than body system.
It stresses the need for prompt action to be taken in the event of any appearance of the disease agent in ASF-free areas.