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In what settings do MRSA skin infections occur?
• MRSA skin infections can occur anywhere.
• Some settings have factors that make it easier for MRSA to be transmitted.
• These factors, referred to as the 5 Cs, are as follows: Crowding, frequent skin-to-skin Contact, Compromised skin (i.e., cuts or abrasions), Contaminated items and surfaces, and lack of Cleanliness.
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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