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fundamentals of nursing - Asepsis & Infection Control

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Bacteria - 3 types
1. cocci = spherical
2. bacilli = rod shaped
3. spriochetes = cork screw
virulence
... of an organism, or it's ability to cause disease
endemic
occurs with predictability in one specific region or population
reservoir
the reservoir for growth & multiplication of microorganisms is the natural habitat of the organism
infection cycle
1. infectious agent
2. reservoir
3. portal of exit
4. means of transportation
5. portals of entry
5. susceptible host