Writing Exercise #1

It’s easy to come up with a list of infectious diseases caused by micro organisms, or non communicable diseases caused by things other than microorganisms (I mean REALLY easy), but it’s much more difficult to find non-infectious diseases caused by microbes. After thinking on the subject for a while, I was only able to come up with three of different examples. I’ve heard that some forms of cancer (ie. gastrointestinal) can be influenced by different microbes, and that microorganisms can have a hand in the progression and formation of heart disease. The other example I could think of is Heliobacter pylori’s ability to cause ulcers, and ultimately, gi cancer as well.