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Unformatted text preview: rmidis is usually non-pathogenic, it is an important cause of infection in patients whose immune system is compromised, or who have indwelling catheters. Many strains produce a biofilm that allows them to adhere to the surfaces of medical prostheses." -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staphylococcus_epidermidis Staphylococcus Infections How is staph typically spread? Transmission can be person to person via respiratory droplets or direct contact. Fomites are also a mode of transmission
"An inanimate object or substance, such as clothing, furniture, or soap, that is capable of transmitting infectious organisms from one individual to another." - http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/fomite Staphylococcus Treatments How is...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course BIOL 301 taught by Professor Kocache,m during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.
- Spring '08