Bacterial pathogens in the non-clinical environment

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Title

Bacterial pathogens in the non-clinical environment

Subject

Bacterial pathogens , clinical environment

Description

When thinking about bacterial pathogens, most will consider their interaction with humans. Nevertheless,
many pathogens affecting humans will not be transmitted directly from one individual to
another but will rather come from or transit through the environment to infect the human host.
Outside their hosts, bacterial pathogens must be able to resist environmental stresses and perhaps
grow in order to get to another hosts. The environment outside the host is referred therein as the
non-clinical environment (NCE).
In this research topic, a collection of articles is presented that covers some of the strategies and
factors that influence the survival and growth of bacterial pathogens in the NCE, and therefore
affects transmission to humans, and outbreaks. Such knowledge could be important to limit the
transmission during an outbreak. For example, a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Quebec City
(Canada) in 2012 prompted Trudel et al. (2014) to review the effort to find the source

Creator

Sebastien P. Faucher, Steve J. Charette

Source

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/1572/bacterial-pathogens-in-the-non-clinical-environment

Publisher

Frontiers Media SA

Date

2016

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

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Citation

Sebastien P. Faucher, Steve J. Charette , “Bacterial pathogens in the non-clinical environment,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed June 18, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/2893.

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