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The blood-brain barrier is protective, but not perfect. Learn how microorganisms get through the BBB and enter the central nervous system, and how these mechanisms are informing neurotherapeutic design.
Measles is much more serious than a rash and fever: it also causes immune amnesia and leaves patients especially vulnerable to secondary infection.
Understanding which organisms are normally found in and on the human body helps the microbiologist and clinician determine when the presence of an organism may indicate that it is a cause of disease.