Give two differences between pathogens and carriers.



Pathogens are microorganisms that cause diseases.

Carriers are organisms which carry disease causing micro-organisms (pathogen) from infected person to healthy person.

Example: bacteria, virus, protozoa.

Example: mosquito, snail, rat etc.

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Pathogens :- 

1) These are microorganisms which cause diseases.

2) Some dead or weakened pathogens (microorganisms) can be used to make vaccines.

3) pathogens (harmfull microorganisms) cause diseases.


1)  Some animals or insects that carry disease causing microorganisms (pathogens) are known as carries.

2) carriers spread diseases from infected to healthy person.

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1. pathogens cause desease and carrier spread the deseases .

2. pathogens are microorganisms and carriers are insects

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