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Every year in the United States, on average:
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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