Small, often even microscopic, living organisms; also called microbes. Microorganisms include, for example, Bacteria, Fungi, algae, or Yeasts. Viruses are not regarded as microorganisms as they cannot reproduce and do not have their own metabolism. In the narrower sense, they are therefore not considered living organisms.
The A-to-Z database provides information on each pathogen, the most common infections that it triggers, its main transmission paths and recommendations on disinfection. In the glossary, you will find explanations of infection control terms. Search now!