About Medical Microbiology
Medical microbiology is a branch of medical science concerned with the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of infectious diseases. This branch is mainly involved in the study of various clinical applications of microbes for better health. The four major kinds of microorganisms that are involved in causing infectious diseases are bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. This study mainly helps in identification of bacterial and viral morphologies and to understand their characteristic in culture media. It deals with diagnosis and management of infections of both human and animal and the elucidation of the epidemiology of infectious diseases. This branch mainly studies the modes of transmission, mechanisms of cause of infection and their growth. Microbes are also helpful in prevent or cure the infectious disease thereby promoting the good health.