March 17, 2014 – There are so many different types of microbes that scientists still don’t really know how many there are, but they do know that microbes do a lot of different things! There are good microbes that are used in food, others that are used in medicine and more that are used to clean up the environment. Some microbes make you sick but most others keep you healthy and help to fight disease.
Microbes are divided into four main groups – bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
There are amazing defenses outside and inside your body which work together to fight microbes. The clever defense systems even remember microbes they have seen before – if they try to invade again, your body is ready to respond.
Having good personal hygiene helps you fight microbes, as does healthy living and staying fit.
This article is submitted by Gabriela Polanco, Community Relations Coordinator for the Maryland Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Join them for their next Wellness Talk at Carroll Lutheran Village on April 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden Terrace to learn more about microbes.