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Bacteria and Viruses

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

Covered in today’s blog

What are different forms of germs?

How do these germs affect human beings?

What diseases and infections are caused by these germs?

Germs are ubiquitous, meaning they are present everywhere. You can say it is impossible to completely get rid of germs. However, you do not have to worry because most germs won’t harm you. Some are even beneficial to our bodies. These helpful microbes aid in stimulating our immune system and for better digestion.

Today we will be covering two of the most common germs that aren’t so “good” to our health: Bacteria and Viruses.


Bacteria are living one-celled organisms not visible to the naked eye. Not all bacteria are harmful to our bodies as there are some helpful bacteria that live in our bodies. There are still many bacteria that produce toxins and consequently make us sick. Some bacterial diseases include:

  • Strep throat

  • Tuberculosis

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Food poisoning


Many people tend to use bacteria and viruses interchangeably. However, they are two different pathogens. Viruses are not living organisms and are much smaller than bacteria. They cannot produce in itself and can only reproduce inside of the host cells. Because both pathogens differ in how they cause infection, the diseases caused by viruses contrast with bacteria. For example, viruses can cause:

  • AIDS

  • Measles

  • Common cold

  • COVID-19

Although both bacteria and viruses are wholly different in size and function, you can prevent many of their infections with few simple steps.

  • Washing your hands

  • Vaccines

  • Taking care of your health

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