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Certain types of bacteria can cause diseases, such as, typhoid fever, syphilis, cholera, tuberculosis and foodborne illnesses. Antibiotics are used to kill harmful bacteria and the diseases they cause. More »

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Bad bacteria can cause disease, food poisoning, waste, bad odors, and decay of food and organic material. While bad bacteria can be harmful, good bacteria can protect people from the effects of bad bacteria at times. More »

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While not every microorganism is dangerous, some microorganisms can cause disease and infections in humans and other living things. Microorganisms, also called microbes, also contribute to decomposition and spoilage of f... More »

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