Science Quiz / 'Ella' Infected

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Can you name the important human pathogens - bacteria, viruses, and parasites - that end in the suffix ELLA?

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NOTE: For the bacteria and parasite, the "-ella" name is always the genus name (e.g. "Escherichia" of "Escherichia coli"). The full species name will display when you enter a correct answer, but you need only enter the genus name. For the viruses, the "-ella" name may be the first word of a multi-word species name.
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If you've got a fever and tender swollen lymph nodes after being scratched or bitten by a cat, you've likely been infected with these bacteria.
Gram-negative bacteria that cause whooping cough; the species name comes from the Latin name of that disease.
Several different species in this genus cause human disease by spreading from unpasteurized dairy products, undercooked meat, or direct contact with farm animals.
These highly virulent bacteria - even a single organism can lead to infection - cause the disease 'Q Fever' and are harbored by sheep, cattle, and goats.
Classically spreads from rabbits to humans via tick bites to cause the disease known as 'rabbit fever', or tularemia.
These non-sexually-transmitted bacteria cause a common vaginal infection that is usually harmless, but dangerous in pregnancy.
Known for causing pneumonia and UTIs in hospitalized patients with weakened immune sytems, these bacteria are often resistent to many antibiotics.
This virus, part of universal childhood vaccination in the US, causes a disease also known as 'German measles'.
Named after the group that suffered the first known outbreak in the US at a 1976 convention in Philadelphia, these bacteria cause an atypical pneumonia.
This emerging and somewhat under-recognized organism is a common cause of ear infections in children, and also likes to colonize elderly patients with chronic lung disease.
This versatile bug causes disease in many different mammals and birds; in humans it's a typical cause of skin and soft-tissue infection at the site of bites from domestic animals.
Probably most famous as the agent of diarrheal illness caused by eating undercooked chicken, these bacteria are also responsible for typhoid fever.
This dysentery-causing organism, transmitted by the fecal-oral route, disproportionately affects children in the developing world but is common worldwide.
Parasitic roundworms that infect humans who eat undercooked pork; larvae multiply in the host's muscles, causing extreme pain, and can go on to infect multiple organ systems.
Best known for causing a classic childhood illness, this virus also causes shingles when reactivated in older hosts.

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