Chapter 16: Viruses & Other nonliving Pathogens
In this chapter, we will talk about other pathogens that make us sick. These are usually referred to germs and the interesting part is that they aren't even alive!! That's right, some of the most dangerous pathogens on Earth are viruses, prions, or viroids - and not a single one of these little pretties meet the Seven Characteristics of Life! Which makes scientists and doctors ask...."How do I kill something that isn't alive in the first place?" Things that make you go....Hmmmmm!