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how does one get bacterial infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue.
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
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