Discuss major virulence factors of microorganisms

Discuss major virulence factors of microorganisms

Unit 4 Assignment: Pathogenicity and Virulence

Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

  • Discuss major virulence factors of microorganisms
  • Discuss the mechanisms of manifestations of infection
  • Describes public health impact on prevention and treatment

Course outcome practiced with this Assignment:

HS320-5: Analyze the role of microbes in human disease and public health.

PC- 2.2: Formulate innovative solutions for identified initiatives.


  • Write an essay comparing both pathogenicity and virulence among microorganisms. Provide examples.
  • Show how microorganisms vary in both their pathogenicity and virulence using the opportunistic infections as examples.
  • Show how these characteristics influence the prevention and treatment for public health.
  • Formulate at least two innovative solutions for reducing the spread of infection in personal life and in public.


  • Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words
  • Be sure that your grammar, sentence structure, and word usage is appropriate. This means that you will have to edit your work yourself.
  • Use APA style.
  • Here is the link for APA Style Central

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