GEMS New Millennium School improves overall rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020: GEMS Education’s Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have once again raised the bar achieving significant improvements in the KHDA’s recently announced 2019-20 Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) results.
GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail was the star performer, jumping from an overall ‘Good’ rating to ‘Very Good’, while The Kindergarten Starters, GEMS Our Own Indian School, GEMS New Millennium School, GEMS Heritage Indian School and Our Own High School Boys all maintained their overall ‘Good’ ratings.
The DSIB inspection results reflect the commitment of ......read more
Ajman-UAE: January 16, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) is to offer 20% discount on tuition fees for Ajman Government staffers studying in graduate and undergraduate programs.
The discount, valid all study years, is applicable to the colleges of; Law, Mass Communication, Humanities and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering & IT, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Architecture, Arts & Design.
To enjoy the discount, students need to prove, each semester, their work with the Government of Ajman, according to an agreement recently inked by Ajman University and the Central Legal Affairs, Ajman Government.
Ajman University is also to run training courses for the legal staff of Ajman Government, give them access to all the university facilities, provide all possible law journals, and translate the laws issued by the ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, 14 January 2020: RAKEZ Academic Zone has organised the first edition of the Principals and Deans Roundtable in Ras Al Khaimah, which welcomed K-12 school principals and directors of international branch campuses operating within the zone. The event served as an avenue to discuss the programme offerings and education quality assurance model that is being followed by the respective institutions.
The universities and schools present at the event were the University of Stirling, Munnar Catering College, Bath Spa University, Swiss Business School, University of Bolton Academic Centre, University of West London, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, GEMS Westminster School, Emirates National School, Wellspring School, Indian School - Ras Al Khaimah, International School of Choueifat, Indian Public School, ......read more
The sixth edition of the popular inter-school quiz will be held on January 16
DUBAI - January 13, 2020: Credence High School, a consistently ‘GOOD’ rated CBSE curriculum school, which is home to students from over 34 nationalities, will host the sixth edition of its annual UAE Quiz Masters Tournament, the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The popular event will be held in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.
Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi, ace quizmaster, knowledge entrepreneur and an author from India, will host the UAE’s most sought-after, all-inclusive annual quiz tournament for students of grades 8 to 10, aged 13 to 16, from schools across the UAE. ‘Sports’ is the theme of this edition of the UAE ......read more
AU Winter Study Tour Introduces 42 Int’l Students to UAE History, Future
UAE’s values of Diversity and Inclusiveness endorsed by Ajman University’s Winter Study Tour
Ajman University Promotes UAE’s Diversity, Inclusiveness in Winter Study Tour
Ajman-UAE: January 12, 2020 – Ajman University (AU) hosted an interdisciplinary Winter Study Tour, January 3-9, 2020, as a way of introducing international students to the UAE’s rich history and future prospects as well as the institution’s own legacy of inclusion and innovation.
A total of 42 students from eight countries – United States, Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Taiwan – excitedly participated in the program held under the theme “Gateway to Global Hub of Opportunities.”
On ......read more
• GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) hosts first conference in Dubai from January 9 to 11, 2020
• Guest of honour and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations – His Excellency Ban Ki-moon and ambassador of GWAMUN - addresses the inaugural session and delivers keynote on ‘Global Citizenship’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2020: His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens, inaugrated the first GEMS World Academy Model United Nations (GWAMUN) session. The two-day conference was held at GEMS World Academy, Dubai (GWA) from January 9-11, 2020 and was attended by more than 500 delegates from 34 GEMS Education schools including GWA Singapore ......read more
Seven sports kicked off across various cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 8, 2020: Abu Dhabi Schools Champions, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Department of Knowledge and Education, and Inspiratus resumes action this weekend in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, following the school break.
The action resumes for students of both genders in Cycles 1, 2 and 3 on January 10th in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and will kick off on January 17th in Al Dhafra.
In Abu Dhabi, football games will take place at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium, while Al Jazira Club will host the basketball, volleyball, and handball championships, in addition to the Officers Club welcoming athletics participants. In Al Ain, football games will be ......read more
● With 90 courses in 24 countries, the tenth annual January Term (J-Term) aims to enhance cultural knowledge exchange and globalization
● J-Term 2020 offerings will give students an opportunity to engage in field work focused on understanding the UAE’s local customs, explore real life challenges in countries in the region, experience the US presidential political process, and more
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Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 7, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) January Term (J-Term) 2020 – a distinctly impactful part of the NYUAD curriculum since the inaugural class matriculated in 2010 – will help students discover new things about the world and themselves. Some of these include an exploration of the pervasiveness and impact of ......read more
Aiming to support and develop national talents
Dubai, UAE - 30th December 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, highlighted the importance of supporting its Emirati employees to pursue higher qualifications, such as bachelor's and master’s degrees in business administration, project management, engineering management, data analysis, excellence in environmental management, media and public relations. This move reflects Empower’s commitment towards Emiratisation and building national capabilities to achieve the vision of the wise leadership of UAE.
Empower confirmed that investing in capability building and training of national cadres is the top priority of company’s sustainable plan to achieve the required ......read more
Ajman-UAE: December 28, 2019: A group of over 50 orphans enjoyed a day to remember at Ajman University (AU) with caring students of biomedical engineering here.
The function, part of AU social responsibility, was organized by the Office of Student Life, Deanship of Students Services, in collaboration with the Human Appeal International and Al Ihsan Charity Association.
The orphans were over thrilled with an array of activities, face-painting, and games, while all of them went home with gifts.
The fun-filled festival saw the participation of Dr. Nahla Al Qasimi, Dean, Deanship of Student Services, who was keen to share the special moment with the young kids.
“It’s so nice to be part of this interesting day,” said one of the orphans. “I have enjoyed several games with my fellows.”
Ajman-UAE: December 25, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), is to participate in the 6th International Conference on Education organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), in Bangkok, Thailand, April 3-5, 2020.
This partnership reflects the University belief in the key role of scientific conferences in exchanging knowledge in various fields, mainly education, to improve the quality of the teaching and learning.
Dr. Mohammed Al Taher, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, AU, is a member in the scientific committee of the conference.
“This participation, a shared responsibility, is to achieve the strategic goals of the University,” he said. “My participation is a good opportunity to enhance the vision of AU, strengthen its position on the global map, and boost ......read more
Designed to instill a culture where employees and partners (students) are passionate about the work that they do Values Council will be staffed by students and employees
Dubai; December 24, 2019: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has announced the formation of a Values Council, which will drive the values agenda of the University and ensure the MBRU family – students and faculty, live and act the MBRU values daily, and work with a heart for service.
The Council, a first for any institute in the UAE, will draw members from its population, students, academics, and administrative representatives from across the University. The first order of business for the newly established unit is to put in place a framework for its set of values that can be defined ......read more
IMA Awards 16 Professional CMA Scholarships to Resala Charity Organization in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt, December 22, 2019 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) awarded a total of 16 professional CMA scholarships to Resala Charity Organization & Resala Training Center (RTC), five of which were presented at a joint event in Cairo this week. The partnership, aimed at improving the accounting skills of professionals through free CMA training, continues to achieve high passing rates, further affirming the success of this initiative, now in its second year.
This collaboration, which began in 2017, has been enhanced further over the last two years to ensure professionals have an environment that is conducive to education. Since then, IMA has awarded 16 professionals with scholarships valued at EGP 27,285 each, ......read more
Ajman-UAE: December 18, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), following an agreement sealed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, has become the first university in the country to integrate with the UAE's new smart identity scheme known as ‘UAE Pass’.
The UAE Pass, a new national digital identity and signature solution for citizens, residents and visitors, will significantly ease, expedite and secure all federal and local government transactions for AU students, faculty, and staff.
UAE Pass not only allows users to securely identify themselves to service providers through smartphone-based authentication, but also helps them digitally sign documents.
Mohammad Al Khamis, Programme Director, Smart Government, UAE, said there are now over 5,000 services on UAE Pass. “The UAE Pass has a dedicated app and website, and ......read more
● Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars outside the Solar System
● Some exoplanets are thought to have liquid water on their surface and therefore the potential to host life - these exoplanets lay in the ‘habitable zones’ of stars
● A researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi has discovered that exoplanets lacking sufficient shielding can be impacted by high radiation bursts from the star, known as ‘flares’
Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 16 2019: The discovery of terrestrial exoplanets, planets that orbit stars outside the solar system, has been one of the most significant developments in modern astronomy. Several exoplanets lie in the “habitable zones” of stars, where planets are thought to be able to maintain liquid water on their surface, ......read more
• INFINITI names engineering student Raoul Samarani as the 2019 Middle East’s winner of its acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy
• Following an intense final at Al Masaood INFINITI Showroom in Abu Dhabi, Samarani has become the last of the seven Academy Engineers (one per participating region) to be awarded a unique one-year placement to work in automotive and Formula 1™
• Chosen by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Alliance and Harvard University, Samarani will begin his unique one-year placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team in January 2020, together with another six winners from all over the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019: Engineering student Raoul Al Samarani has today earned the career opportunity of a lifetime to ......read more
• In a new review article drawing upon more than 150 scientific papers, researchers from the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi examine the diversity, evolutionary history and genomics of falcons in the context of their conservation and interactions with humans.
• Falcons have experienced several recent adaptive radiations, or development of new species, around the world. This newly-developed diversity, which coincides with many “genomic peculiarities”, means there is potential for genome-wide approaches to studying falcons.
• This review article, published in Ecology and Evolution, suggests that the study of falcons should have importance globally as it reaffirms that falcons have a unique potential to provide broad insights into fundamental biological ......read more
December 12, 2019: Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.
As a growing need for reducing the skills gab between education and industry, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sohar University, has subscribed to Red Hat Academy Program in order to obtain the rigorous curriculum and hands-on labs. These equipped students with the enterprise-ready skills needed before they graduate from the University. In academic year 2018-19, FCIT embedded the Red Hat curriculum (Linux-related content) in the ......read more
More than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers in attendance at one of the largest events of its kind in the region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019: GEMS Education has held a special entrepreneurship bootcamp involving 500 of its students from 20 schools and more than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers. The ambitious full-day event, titled ‘Big Bang Bootcamp’, was held on 10 December 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai in conjunction with INJAZ UAE and Standard Chartered Bank.
The bootcamp is a precursor to the GEMS Global Innovation Challenge, one of the world’s largest youth innovation and entrepreneurship programmes, and was designed to inform students about entrepreneurship and support them in their development journey as ......read more
Dubai, December 9, 2019: A path-breaking air quality monitoring device-co-invented by a Professor from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with researchers from two other universities has received a U.S. patent.
The device was developed through a US$1 million funding in a joint collaboration involving three universities: Qatar University, Universita de Brescia, Italy, and Canadian University Dubai.
The multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensing board uses multiple renewable energy sources to power the various environmental sensors mounted on it, unlike conventional sensor devices which use batteries that could be toxic for the environment and require regular replacements on expiry.
Dr. Adel Ben Mnaouer, Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and ......read more
Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), as part of its social responsibility, has run a special basketball match for determined people with mobility impairment.
The match, organized by the College of Mass Communication, was part of the graduation project of a student of graphic design.
The match, attended by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, Vice-Chancellors, and large audience, saw a stiff competition from the two teams.
“What was interesting about the match was the high spirit and real competition between a team with mobility impairment of the Dubai People of Determination Club and AU sound students on wheel chairs.”
The project submitted by AU student Firas Al Ash'hab under the supervision of Dr Basma Fuda, was aimed to share and feel the mobility challenges the determined people ......read more
Fall will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing
Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2019: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.
The 2021 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from a pool of over 4,700 applicants from 41 countries and 108 universities. The Scholars were selected through an application process designed to assess academic strength, leadership ability, and strength of character.
Fall hails from Senegal and graduated in 2017 with a major in Economics from NYUAD. He currently ......read more
Insufficient water intake can cause reduced mental performance
December 5th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: Encouraging children to drink water at regular intervals, British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s premier and the largest pre-school chain, has launched the Water Bell Initiative. The scheme aims to drive home the importance of staying hydrated and ensuring that the children and the staff drink water at regular intervals and for this the nursery would be ringing the bell every two hours as a reminder to drink water.
The Water Bell will ring at the beginning of the day, break time and then around noon. For those attending full day school, the bell will further ring three times at regular intervals until the end of day.
Staying hydrated is essential for the body as water has many important functions including ......read more
Three phases focused on children welfare
Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2019: Under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Information City, held the closing ceremony of "Saada" initiative at the Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah. The ceremony was attended by high profile dignitaries, officials and sponsors from all sectors. The initiative emphasized on its active role to help the community in general, and to accelerate progress in the sectors of education, health and society.
Over two years in a row, the "Saada" initiative has made tremendous achievements in terms of assisting children socially and culturally through its implementation of three important phases. With its strategic partner MTN, the Information City, provided in its first phase 1000 ......read more
An array of collaborative activities were organized for students, parents and faculty members to take part in
United Arab Emirates, Dubai –28 November 2019: Dunecrest American School celebrated the UAE 48th National Day with a week-long celebration of UAE culture, heritage and Arabic language literacy activities. From an Arabic book fair, visiting authors and motivational speakers to calligraphy workshops, tolerance workshops and a special assembly with cultural performances, the school was alive with the spirit of the UAE.
The celebrations at Dunecrest American School kicked off on November 24th with an Arabic Book Fair that connected the students with Arab authors such as Haya Al Kasem and allowed them to discuss and read about the UAE heritage, and participate in interactive team building ......read more
Breathtaking performances featuring luxury cars, bands, police dogs, bicycles & horses to go on until January 9
Dubai, 03 January 2020 – An array of pre-event activities, organized by the Dubai Police Academy ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets, began yesterday (Thursday, January 2) at several locations in the emirate. The activities ......read more
Organisation supports e-AGE, a launching pad for research and education connectivity and cooperation
December 23, 2019 - The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), the Regional Internet Registry for more than 24,000 members across 78 countries, recently sponsored and participated to the 2019 edition of the annual e-AGE international conference organised by the Arab States ......read more
Sharjah, UAE - November 28, 2019: PACE Education Group soars to new heights by achieving a new Guinness World Record of Largest Human Image of a Rocket, as a tribute and expression of solidarity with the UAE's scientific advancement efforts, led by Hassa Al Mansouri, the first Emarati to set foot in space.
Hazza Al Mansouri’s remarkable visit to space undoubtedly kindled the ......read more
The school hosted a special National Day assembly as well as participating in a video which was filmed at DHA with Emirati presenter Haithem Al Hamadi to be shown on Dubai One
More than 250 pupils from Dubai Heights Academy (DHA) together with their families, staff and friends came together to mark the UAE’s 48th National Day and Year of Tolerance with two days of traditional Emirati ......read more
Fellowship presented in recognition of Minister Al Nuaimi’s unparalleled service in infrastructure and civil engineering
UAE, 27 November 2019 – His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, has recently received a fellowship certificate from the prestigious London ......read more
• Created the ‘World’s Largest Mosaic Mural Made of Plastic Bottle Caps’ forming the phrase ‘Zayed’s Ambitions Embrace Space’
• Attended by esteemed guests Sheikh Jumuah Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Abdul Rahim Bin Shafi’a and Mohammed Al Harmi from Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre
Dubai, UAE - November 26, 2019: To ......read more
iCademy’s assessments include quizzes, tests and assignments within each online course that students complete or submit directly within the learning management system
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November 2019: iCademy Middle East has touted its ground-breaking assessment model as an essential tool in improving long-term student performance.
The ......read more
Dubai, 26 November 2019: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced its support to 15 establishments in the UAE, including educational institutions holding various events in celebration of the UAE’s 48th National Day. The HHC will also host the official event on December 2 at the Heritage Village in Dubai’s Global Village.
With 2019 declared as ......read more
• AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to establish 320 libraries and benefit over 140,000 children
• Program scales up library model in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 November 2019: A delegation led by Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares ......read more
The winning teams were announced after an intense round of debates discussing a diverse range of issues from filling quotas for women in government to media focus on the personal lives of politicians
George Sebastian Hirjoaba and Ahmad Ali Gahallah were named the best speakers of the tournament
Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 24, 2019: ......read more
Dubai, 24 November 2019: Emirates Literature Foundation has received a record number of entries for the annual School Librarian of the Year Award, which closed for submissions last week. The increase in entries is attributed to the growing awareness and status of the Award, as well as its positive effects on the reading culture in schools.
The Award, which is in ......read more
Nerve wrecking finale came to a thrilling finish as students were put in real-life business scenarios
Dubai, November 21, 2019: After three grueling weeks of solving real world cases on Artificial Intelligence, 1200 high school students from across 60 schools in the UAE competed last Saturday for the DEWA Business Cup Challenge 2019 hosted by Curtin University Dubai. The ......read more
Dubai, 20 November 2019: In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has revealed a programme of authors and sessions that help children make sense of the world and their place in it, with wide-reaching topics covering everything from saving the planet to coping with anxiety.
Bringing books and a love of reading to children is one ......read more
• Elisa is a reknowned childhood development expert and educator and addressed delegates about the neuroscience behind child development during the first six years
• Elisa is a two-time Global Teacher Prize finalist and recipient of the Brazilian Gold Medal of Honour for outstanding service for children in Latin America
• The event was themed around ......read more
The inauguration held earlier today was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel
UAE, Dubai, 18 November 2019: Earlier today, Henkel, in partnership with Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City officially ......read more
Horizon International Flight Academy will become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world.
Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019: Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced the signature of a purchase agreement with Horizon International Flight Academy for 12 Bell 505 helicopters. Based at Al Ain International ......read more
Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019: The latest edition of the renowned “Make It Challenge” is taking place this week in the UAE, with more than 180 UAE national students attending from schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The events, at the UAE University in Al Ain and the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, will promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019: Allied Compliance Consultancy (ACC), the only authorized trainer for Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in the UAE, conducted the first training module on advanced AML for FERG member exchange houses.
Dubai, November 11, 2019: The UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG) and Allied Compliance ......read more
• GEMS school celebrates Flag Day with a UAE royal guest
• To mark the celebration, the school planted ‘Jumeirah Primary School Tolerance Tree’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 05, 2019: GEMS Jumeirah Primary School hosted a royal guest, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bin Hasher Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum along with an audience of GEMS ......read more
● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a novel tool that creates new opportunities for patterning cells on flat substrates, with highly selective and flexible manner, in a 2D printing-like process.
● Cell patterning is an important part of tissue engineering processes - it is similar to a jigsaw puzzle where different cell types first have to be sorted, purified, and then ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019: GEMS Dubai American Academy Elementary has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2019 to 2022, for its continuous innovation in teaching and learning and implementation of technology in student learning.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that ......read more
Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development attends the fifth edition of the one-day conference which highlighted courageous career choices and critical turning points.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019: AMSI Voices heralded a great opportunity for girl students across AMSI schools, to meet, discuss and understand the ......read more
Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi - Assistant Professor Family Medicine, MBRU, and flight surgeon on the UAE’s historic first space mission, will be on hand at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to engage with students
Dubai, October 28, 2019: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will unveil its latest higher education offering at the 2019 edition of NAJAH, ......read more
• H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, attends as guest of honour
• Over 100 business leaders attend the student-tech event, where 17 school teams showcased and presented their ‘Global Innovation Challenge’ solutions and products
• Strategic MoUs in the field of curriculum leadership, ......read more
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have developed a microchip that can isolate T cells, in a systematic and precise manner
T cells are a type of white blood cell that is important to the immune system and is at the core of immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens (bacteria, virus, or other microorganism that can cause ......read more