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Microorganism

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Microorganism, also known as germ or pathogen, is an organism that is microscopic in size which include bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Examples of microorganisms of concern within healthcare are as follows:

  • Bacteria: MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria
  • Fungi: Candida, Aspergillus
  • Virus:HIV, HBV, HCV, Influenza A, SARS, Adeno