Talk:Pathogen

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infectious vs non-infectious[edit]

Is there a distinction between infectious vs non-infectious pathogens? The latter being e.g. poisons or radiation? AFAIK a pathogen just has to induce an illness and does not have to be infectious. Semsi Paco Virchow (talk) 21:07, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

microorganism[edit]

In what sense is a prion a microorganism? It's just a piece of protein. Unchartered (talk) 08:09, 13 August 2013 (UTC)