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Some coronavirus experts have suggested that on reinfection the covid-19 germ will stay in the upper airway, causing sniffles, rather than penetrating the lungs to cause pneumonia.Hong Kong researchers say they’ve found the world’s first case of covid-19 reinfection|Antonio Regalado|August 24, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A world of germs is vying to invade your body and make you sick.
Among such immune people, a germ now has a hard time finding a new host.Coronavirus lockdowns may have avoided 531 million infections|Erin Garcia de Jesus|June 12, 2020|Science News For Students
Without masks, people sick with the new coronavirus can likely spread the germs even without coughing or sneezing.
Scientists might also use this information to learn how such germs keep their hosts — us — healthy.Check out the communities of bacteria living on your tongue|Erin Garcia de Jesus|April 22, 2020|Science News For Students
And despite years of speculation, nobody has proved Assad has any germ warfare capability at all.Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile|Noah Shachtman, Christopher Dickey|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until Melching's organization started its three-year training program, no one knew the basics of germ theory—or its link to HIV.
The germ of the novel was an article in The Guardian highlighting the 50 to 60 bodies pulled from the Thames every year.
I am positive the germ count in the dugout alone could be classified as an occupational hazard.
The germ and shadow and likelihood of each of those acts is in the fashion and line and detail of her garments.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
The germ may be inherent, but it certainly yields to culture.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
A germ disease highly contagious and one of the most injurious of those which affect dairy cattle.
There is that in man that cannot die—a seed, a germ an embryo, a spiritual essence.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
The germ of social organization was, indeed, the woman and her children and her children's children.Sex and Society|William I. Thomas
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The terms germ and microbe have been used to refer to invisible agents of disease since the nineteenth century, when scientists introduced the germ theory of disease, the idea that infections and contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms. Microbe, a shortening and alteration of microorganism, comes from the Greek prefix mikro-, small, and the word bios, life. Scientists no longer use the terms germ and microbe very much. Today they can usually identify the specific agents of disease, such as individual species of bacteria or viruses. To refer generally to agents of disease, they use the term pathogen, from the Greek pathos, suffering, and the suffix -gen, producer. They use microorganism to refer to any unicellular organism, whether disease-causing or not.