-Pseudomonas aeruginosa takes advantage of an individual's weakened immune system to create an infection and this organism also produces tissue-damaging toxins.
-It causes urinary tract infections, respiratory system infections, dermatitis, soft tissue infections, bacteremia, bone and joint infections, gastrointestinal infections and a variety of systemic infections.
-classified as antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, particularly difficult to treat because of their learned resistance to conventional antibiotics
-Those with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of nosocomial infection than the general public.
-Has occurred in the wider community — among healthy people. Often begins as a painful skin boil. It's spread by skin-to-skin contact.