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Author Topic: What causes bacteria we carry to become pathogenic?  (Read 2054 times)

Jay Winter via facebook

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Jay Winter via facebook asked the Naked Scientists:
In cases of necrotising infections i.e Clostridial myonecrosis, how does a person become infected? I have read that these bacteria occur naturally on our skin, so surely we are all at risk of these infections from something as simple as a minor wound?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 05/11/2010 09:30:03 by _system »


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