Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 31st, 2006
According to a study from Netherlands, "Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen, but the mechanisms contributing to its epidemicity and virulence are largely unknown. The organism is able to colonize skin and mucosal surfaces of the human host.
"Adherence of microorganisms to host cells is an important virulence factor as it is the initial step of the colonization process. In the present study, adherence of A. baumannii to human bronchial epithelial NCI-H-292 cells was examined by light and scanning electron microscopy."
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