Please choose one of the following microbes for your main discussion:
- Batrachochytrium salamandivorus
- Bordetella pertussis
- Borrelia burgdorferi (and B. mayoni)
- Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus
- Cryptosporidium parvum
- Enterococcus faecium, E. faecalis, E. gallinarium, Vancomycin Resistant (VRE)
- Influenza Virus, Strain H1N1 (Swine Flu)
- Influenza Virus, Strains H7N9 and H5N1 (Bird Flu)
- Karenia brevis
- Klebsiella pneumoniae, Carbapenem Resistant (CRE, KPC)
- Legionella pneumophila
- Leptospira interrogans
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Microcystis aeruginosa
- Mycobacterium chimaera
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Rubeola Virus (Measles)
- Rubulavirus (Mumps)
- Salmonella enteritidis
- Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant (MRSA)
- Vibrio vulnificus
- West Nile Virus
- Xylella fastidiosa
- Yersinia pestis
D. You must find a news article on your chosen microbe published in the last 12 months in a main stream, media-outlet based, mass-distributed news source where the general public (even Grandma or Aunt Sally) gets their daily news. This news article will be your main reference. You must read for understanding, then tell us about the news report in your discussion. You must write a review of the news article contents, discuss what type of microorganism it is, and if the organism is in nature or is used in industry or research or causes disease. If it causes disease you must discuss transmission, increasing incidence, factors contributing to the spread of the organism, lab culturing, etc
E. You may use government-based or other scholarly references only as secondary information, to explain details missing from your news article above, such as, what kind of organism it is, the gram reaction, how the organism affects us, or follow -up information not known at the time of the news release but has been provided since that time .
F. Your discussion should be well-written, in your own words, paraphrasing from only credible academic sources. You may not directly quote from your sources; minimum elaboration on the topic of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 400 words.
G. You must also cite your credible academic reference sources with parenthetical in text citations (in parentheses), and provide full end ref information in APA 7th Editionformat.
H. Due by 11:59PM ET Friday, on any day of the week other than the days you post your two comments, to meet the minimum three day posting requirement.