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    Wound Infection

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    2.1.1. Most common pathogenic strains that cause wound infection The most common pathogenic strains that cause wound infection is Staphylococcus aureus (35%), Escherichia coli (15%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (13%) and other bacteria (37%) (Amit Kumar Gupta et al., 2015). In another study, Staphylococcus aureus has been reported as the major cause of wound infection with (24.2%), followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (21.4 %), Escherichia coli (14.8 %) and another different organism (39.6 %) (Jyoti Sangwan

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    Infection Control

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    treated with antibiotics. Some bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. The common characteristics of viruses: Viruses can only be seen with an electron microscope because they are so small. Only one or two particles are required to cause an infection.

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    Opportunistic Infections

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    Introduction An opportunistic infection is an infection that normal immune systems can usually fight off but weakened immune systems cannot. The germs take this opportunity to enter the body and cause an infection. The immune system is the body’s natural disease-fighting system. What causes opportunistic infections? Many types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi can cause opportunistic infections. The types of infections that you are at risk for are related to the reason your immune system is weak. For

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    Ebola Infection

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    Ebola infection ailment otherwise called Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or just Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of people and different primates brought on by ebolaviruses. Signs and Symptoms ordinarily begin between two days and three weeks in the wake of getting the infection with a fever,sore throat, strong agony, and cerebral pains. The article chiefly portrays the general population who administer to those contaminated with Ebola ought to wear defensive dress including covers , gloves, outfits

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    Infection Of Pneumonia

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    Pneumonia is a common infection of the lungs that millions of people acquire every year, it is most commonly contracted through the air we breathe and varies in severity due to the person, their health and the situation. Pneumonia may be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Bacterial infection occurs after a cold or on its own, Streptococcus pneumonia is most common form. Cold and flu viruses can sometimes cause pneumonia but these cases are usually mild. Fungi pneumonia is most commonly found in

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    Campylobacter Infection

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    Campylobacter species are one of the most prevalent and widespread bacterial enteric pathogens in both industrialized and developing countries [1]. It account for most cases of human gastrointestinal infections worldwide, causing 400-500 million cases of diarrhea each year [2]. In the European Union (EU) in 2008, 190,566 cases of campylobacteriosis was confirmed [3], while in the United States (USA), an estimated 2.4 million incidents occur each year [4]. A total of 220,209 Campylobacter cases were

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    Infection Cycle

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    To prevent and control an infection, we “as healthcare providers; nursing homes staff” have to break the cycle of infection by putting proper practices in place. A part of the cycle is the reservoir where the infectious agent lives. Common reservoirs where infectious agents exist can be non-living objects like a toilet seat, or a door knob, or an alive reservoir, like an animal or the human body. Another part of the infection cycle is how the agent was transmitted? Was it transmitted by direct contact

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    Difficile Infection

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    Introduction The increased rates of infection may be attributed to the 3 primary risk factors: hospitalization, changing patterns of antibiotics use, Age > 65 year and more susceptible population. Classically, any exposure to antibiotics (particularly clindamycin, ampicillin or amoxicillin, cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones) was a major risk factor for the development of CDI. However, Hospitalization provides not only a reservoir, but also a vector for transmission. Also, second risk factors may

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    A Cyclospora Infection

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    Overview A cyclospora infection is caused by a single-celled parasite of the same name. The condition was first diagnosed in 1977, with the number of reports increasing in the following years. The parasite enters the body when a person consumes water or food, often in the form of fresh produce, which has been contaminated by an infected person. Anyone of any age can contract the parasite, although the organism is generally seen in people who live or often travel to countries in the tropical regions

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    The Meningococcal infection is a potentially life-threatening bacterial disease that continues to be fatal in numerous parts of the world. Since the inception of the first Meningococcal cases in the early 19th century, rates continue to fluctuate today. Of particular note, the World Health Organisation has outlined that there are over 26 countries in the sub-Saharan region alone that are overwhelmingly prone to the infection (WHO, 2015). Despite this, Meningococcal has not been restricted to the

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