opportunistic microorganism

opportunistic microorganism

[¦äp·ər‚tü¦nis·tik ¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A normally harmless endogenous microorganism that produces disease due to fortuitous events that affect the host.
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This in turn improves HVAC hygiene and eliminates the HVAC as a viable reservoir for Gram negative bacteria and other opportunistic microorganisms.
This study demonstrates hospital HVAC systems become significant reservoirs for Gram negative bacteria and other opportunistic microorganisms known to be associated with serious Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).
Improved HVAC hygiene with UVGI systems designed with a predetermined level of UVGI intensities within the energy field can prevent the HVAC from becoming a reservoir for opportunistic microorganisms.
Immune suppression could impair both physical and mental performance by increasing susceptibility to opportunistic microorganisms.
This residue is a perfect breeding ground for the growth of germs and opportunistic microorganisms.
Bloch and Snider blame the upswing on HIV, which damages the immune system and allows opportunistic microorganisms, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, to flourish.
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