Tiny microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, have a huge
effect on health; many diseases are caused by such microorganisms, and
microbiologists study them to discover treatments and cures for such diseases.
Medical microbiology has led to the development of preventative medicine as
well, creating vaccines, for example, which have virtually eradicated deadly
diseases such as smallpox or polio in many parts of the world.
Selected Contents: A Multicentre Study of Shigella Diarrhoea in Six Asian
Countries: Disease Burden, Clinical Manifestations, and Microbiology;
Shigellosis: An Old Disease in New Clothes?; Lung InfectionA Public Health
Priority; Emergence of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus and Spread of a