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Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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Association between periodontal pathogens and systemic disease

#oralhealth #inflammation #Alzheimers #pregnancy #pneumonia #obesity #diabetes #heartidisease A growing body of literature suggests that there is a link between periodontitis and systemic diseases. These diseases include cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer, diabetes and insulin resistance, and Alzheimer's disease, as well as respiratory tract infection and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The presence of periodontal pathogens and their metabolic by-produ

What is pneumonia? (free video)

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by a variety of different pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mycobacteria. #pneumonia #tuberculosis #TB #microbes #infection

2020 Was Especially Deadly in the US. Covid Wasn’t the Only Culprit.

The year 2020 has been abnormal for mortalities. At least 356,000 more people in the US have died than usual since the #coronavirus #pandemic took hold in the country in the spring. But not all of these deaths have been directly linked to #COVID19. More than a quarter of deaths above normal have been from other causes, including #diabetes, #Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure and #pneumonia. Many of them are most likely indirectly related to the virus and caused by disru

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