Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Research in the medical and scientific fields consistently impacts what we know about infections and illness. Recall the infection or illness you described in the Week 1 discussion. Think about what we know now about it and what questions might still exist.
For each of the following, describe what information the field knows now and what additional questions the field still has opportunities to explore. To decide what future opportunities exist, you can think about what questions you still wonder about, even after learning more this week. Describe what you know and what you wonder about the following:
- How it has been studied
- The conditions needed for the pathogen to grow and thrive
- The metabolic processes the pathogen undergoes