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A human being is not a sterile environment. We are teeming with bacteria, and many of them are what we call “normal flora” – a healthy part of our body’s ecosystem. But while they’re normal for us, these bacteria can be opportunistic pathogens to others who don’t have the same bacterial balance in their system. So it’s important to know which ones you need to worry about, and how to take care so that you don’t become one yourself! -Most cases of opportunistic infection are caused by common bacteria, not rare ones. -You can’t catch an opportunistic pathogen from the air (it needs direct contact). -Antibiotics don’t kill all types of bacteria – some drug resistant strains even become stronger after you use them! This is why doctors prescribe probiotic supplements to support your immune system’s natural defenses against pathogens. -Practicing good hygiene will reduce your chances for infection: wash hands with soap and water often; wear gloves when cooking or handling raw meat if there is any chance that it might have salmonella on it; store leftovers in a refrigerator between 41 degrees F and 140 degrees F so they remain safe. That way

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