Klebsiella Pneumoniae Research Paper

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Klebsiella Pneumoniae is a "Super-bug". "Super-bug" is a term used to describe strains of bacteria that have become resistant to the majority of antibiotics that the medical community prescribes today. These superbugs can cause a range of diseases, depending on which part of the body they infect. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a bacteria which is found inside human intestines, where under normal conditions it is not known to cause disease. However, Klebsiella pneumoniae has transformed and is now able to be transmitted to other areas of the body, where it can cause a range of different illnesses. These illnesses include Pneumonia; bloodstream infections; wound infections; surgical site infections; Meningitis; and urinary tract infections (UTI) (CITE CDC). Bacterial Transmission
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Individuals who have a weakened immune systems, sick, or who are injured individuals who are undergoing procedures for various health issues, are more likely to get a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection. Healthy people usually don't have to worry about getting Klebsiella pneumoniae infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCSITE). The bacteria are not airborne, so you can't contract a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection by breathing the same air as an infected person. Instead, Klebsiella pneumoniae is spread through direct person-to-person contact, such as when someone with contaminated hands touches a

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