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When you have a bacterial infection, say gonorrhea, does that mean you're infected with a single bacterium or many bacteria?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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You would usually be infected with only one strain of a bacterial species but thousands or millions of individual bacteria cells would be present at the site of infection.

In brief: See below

You would usually be infected with only one strain of a bacterial species but thousands or millions of individual bacteria cells would be present at the site of infection.
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In brief: Bacterial infection

Many.

In brief: Bacterial infection

Many.
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