Choose one bacteria and one virus to investigate for the written report. You may choose others not on these lists as long as they are pathogenic.

Bacteria
B. anthracis - anthrax
C. perfringens - gas gangrene
Y. pestis - pneumonic plague
C. tetani - tetanus
M. tuberculosis - tuberculosis
B. pertussis - whooping cough
C. diptheria - respiratory disease
M. leprae - leprosy
Typhoid fever
Botulism
Cholera
Salmonella
Bacterial meningitis
Viruses
varicella - chicken pox
filovirus - ebola
paramyxovirus - mumps
variola - small pox
rhabdovirus - rabies
flavivirus - yellow fever
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow)
HIV
dengue fever
hepatitis
herpes simplex
influenza
measles
rubella
viral meningitis

Some questions/topics to consider researching...
1. How is the disease transmitted?
2. Are there any vaccines to prevent it?
3. Are there any treatments?
4. Is the disease associated with a particular part of the world or environmental situation
5. How does it cause disease at the cellular level?
6. Symptoms the pathogen causes
7. Structure of the bacterium/virus