pathogen

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

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Finally, for a disease or disease agent to be considered relevant, appropriate screening measures would need to have been developed and/or an appropriate FDA-licensed, approved, or cleared screening test for donor specimens would need to be available.
Among the most valued preclinical testing procedures is the use of cellular model systems - cell cultures - which allow researchers to learn how a disease agent such as a virus, bacterium, or parasite, or a potential vaccine, might affect a living cell before it is tested in a whole animal.
Instead of encylopedic coverage of every infectious disease agent known, a set of paradigmatic infections were selected on the basis of the depth of available knowledge.
Preliminary findings on the experimental transmission of chronic wasting disease agent of mule deer to cattle.
Acquisition of the cat scratch disease agent Bartonella henselae by cat fleas (Siphonaptera:Pulicidae).
Even its victims may never have heard of it, but Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted disease agent in the United States.
Schwertschlag served for 10 years as head of clinical immunology and clinical pharmacology, leading a variety of clinical programs and contributing to the successful registration of Neumega (IL-11) for oncology indications and infectious disease agent Factor IX.
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.
Victims say they are worried that continued use of human blood could mean they are infected with the mad cow disease agent which causes CreutzfeldtJakob Disease in humans.
Yet Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is not only caused by a disease agent.
Last summer, University of California (UC) scientists identified the disease agent as a yet unnamed species of Phytophthora.