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Why Bacteria Ditch Nose to Go Cause Trouble, University at Buffalo Study


8/12/2013 5:48:07 AM

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Scientists have identified triggers that turn Streptococcus pneumoniae from harmless colonizer to virulent pathogen. The bacteria harmlessly colonize the mucous linings of throats and noses in most people, only becoming virulent when they leave those comfortable surroundings and enter the middle ears, lungs, or bloodstream.

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