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    Review Article Hunter’s Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (2012) article went into detail about ventilator associated pneumonia. Hunter defined ventilator associated pneumonia as a nosocomial infection that can be caused by any type of Gram negative bacteria; such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter. The article explained that patients that are affected by ventilator associated pneumonia are usually on a ventilator and more susceptible to it due to lack of immune system; and inability to cough and swallow (Hunter, 2012, pp.1-3). In other words, patients who are on ventilators are at high risk for contracting the infection due having a weakened immune system due…

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    Significant Achievements in Community Health Probably the most widely known and impressive achievements in community health were done on a national scale. During the first 10 years of the 20th century, the United States made major advancements on multiple health fronts. They are called the “Ten Great Public Health Achievements” ("CDC", 2011). Though public health and community health are not used interchangeably, it is without question that because of the national health advances it created…

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    Pneumonia Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs which can result from infection with either bacteria or viruses. Healthy people can resist pneumonia, but for those who have weak immune systems due to influenza or respiratory illness the bacteria can easily grow in their lungs. Pneumonia is set to be the 8th leading cause of death in the United States especially to children who are five years old or less. About 23.7 per 100.000 people died because of pneumonia (1). Thus, people should…

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    Pneumonia Pneumonia is a type of respiratory infection that affects a person’s ability to breathe properly. It is a disease that progresses quickly if not treated properly. It has the potential to be fatal but patients usually make a full recovery. Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to…

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    Chlamydia Pneumoniae

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    In the article “Investigation of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in Moroccan patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases”. The author goes on to talk about the effect of chlamydia pneumoniae has on patients with cardio vascular disease. According to the article cardiovascular disease is one of the highest leading causes of deaths in less-developed countries. Genetic and environmental factors can cause cardiovascular disease ending with athlerscorisis which is buildup of plaque in the arties.…

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    S. Pneumoniae bacteria are encapsulated gram-positive coccus. They are an elongated shaped cell that is arranged in pairs and in short chains and are non- motile and non –sporing organisms. S. pneumonia is cultivated in the anaerobic condition in blood or chocolate agar in thirty-seven degrees celsius and is incubated for twenty-four hours; this increases the bacteria growth by five to ten percent. The characteristic of the culture of S. pneumonia is a small smooth colony with alpha hemolysis.…

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    Pneumonia Research Paper

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    Streptococcus Pneumonae Pneumonia /pneumococcal pneumonia My little brother was twice a victim of pneumonia and that has motivated me to write on the most common causing bacteria, Streptococcus pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumonia is an alpha hemolytic gram-positive diplococci bacteria and member of the genus- Streptococcus.2 Streptococcus pneumonia is also a facultative anaerobe meaning that it could grow in an environment with or without oxygen. Being a facultative anaerobe bacteria permits…

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    Despite humans encountering if for millennia, pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae remains one of the deadliest microbiological threats facing humanity today. S. pneumoniae is a Gram positive, diplococcus bacteria with ore than 90 serotypes1. Along with pneumococcus pneumonia, S. pneumonia can cause meningitis, sepsis, bacteremia, and otitis media1,2. It is the leading cause of community acquired pneumonia, as well as fatal respiratory infections globally, across all age ranges; severe…

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    Streplococcus Essay

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    Streptococcus is a genus of non-motile gram-positive cocci classified by serological types (Lancefield groups A through T), by hemolytic action (a, B, Y) when grown on blood agar, and by reaction to bacterial viruses (phage types 1 to 86). The various species occur in pairs, short chains, and chains. Some are facultative aerobes, and some are anaerobic. Some species also are hemolytic, and others are non-hemolytic. Many species cause disease in humans. Streptococcus faecalis, a…

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    Unknown Bacteria

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    My professor had suggested that instead of me continuing on ahead doing the catalase test she had recommended that I do a mannitol salt agar test or a Blood agar test for my final test, which would help determine between Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis. I decided to go along with the mannitol salt agar method and again with my inoculated loop I grabbed some of my unknown #15 and I had applied it to aseptic technique to the agar plate. While waiting for my results to appear,…

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