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What is a pathogen?
A disease-causing microorganism
A type of disease
One of the main problems with bacteria is that:
They are killed by antibiotics.
They produce toxins.
They cause measles and mumps in young children.
One of the main problems with viruses is that:
They damage the host cell when they reproduce.
They cause cholera and typhoid in refugee camps.
What is one of the functions of white blood cells?
To carry oxygen in the bloodstream.
To produce antigens that destroy pathogens.
To ingest and destroy pathogens.
What is one of the ways that antibiotics work?
They can stop bacteria from reproducing.
They can stop viruses from reproducing
They can stop toxins poisoning the tissues of the host.
What sort of pathogen causes influenza (flu)?