Ousehold Hotzones and Germs, Cro-magnon, and the 21st Century

Part one:

Household Hotzones

Course Objective:

a?Understand the relationships between microbes and their human hosts.a?

An environmental microbiologist has created a stir by maintaining that a plume of water is aerosolized when a toilet is flushed, and that the plume carries bacteria to other items in the bathroom, such as toothbrushes. Assuming this is true, what might be two good practices to follow in the bathroom? Further, suppose you are a microbe hunter assigned to make a list of the 10 worst Hotzonesin your home. The title of your top-ten list will be Germs, Germs, Everywhere. What places will make your list, and why?

The Questions for you to answer and discuss is:

What might be two good practices to follow in the bathroom?

What places will make your list, and why?

Part 2:

Germs, Cro-magnon, and the 21st Century

Course Objective:

a?Understand the relationships between microbes and their human hosts.a?

The ancestors of modern humans lived in a sparsely settled world where communicable diseases were probably very rare. Suppose one of those individuals was magically thrust into the contemporary world. How do you suppose he or she would fare in relation to infectious disease? What is the immunological basis for your answer?

The Questions for you to answer and discuss is:

How do you suppose he or she would fare in relation to infectious disease?

What is the immunological basis for your answer?