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Toilet Sneeze: Beware the Flush
"In many older toilets, water aerosolizes up to 20 feet from the center of the flush."
Philip M. Tierno, Jr, PhD, author of "The Secret Life of Germs"; Director, Clinical Microbiology & Immunology New York University Medical Center; Associate Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Pathology New York University School of Medicine.
Acinetobacter spp. - gram negative, rod / coccobacillus prokaryote that causes various nosocomial infections, including, skin and wound infections, pneumonia, meningitis, septicemia, urinary tract infection and endocarditis. It is commonly found in soil, water, sewage, animals, and the normal skin and gastrointestinal tract of patients and health care workers. It can be highly resistent to penicillin and chloramphenicol. Species found in soil can colonize nodule root systems and oxidize the hydrogen produced by nitrogen fixing bacteria.
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