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Understanding Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi & Parasites – Dr. Pamela Nagami

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They're normally harmless or even helpful. But under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease. Dr. Pamela Nagami reveals the sobering facts of some of the world’s  infectious diseases, and how it feels to make medical decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.”

Dr. Nagami is a practicing physician in internal medicine and infectious diseases with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA. She has made appearances on CNN and NPR.

From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on  November 29, 2001 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com