Describe characteristic morphology that aids identification. State if wet prep, culture microscopic and/or macroscopic viewing techniques, and/or histology preps are most often used for observing characteristics described.
Discuss symptoms of patients with the disease. (Symptoms do not include culture information. How does the patient feel? What is seen clinically prior to taking a culture? Rashes? Cough? Etc.)
What group of people tend to be infected? (Geographical distribution as well any other factors (such as age/sex/race) that are noted as indicators.
What tests not based on microscopic or macroscopic morphology, exist to aid in ID? (State “none” if none mentioned in text.)
Discuss treatment of disease.