Commonly found in soil and water. Outbreaks typically occur in intensive care units. These infections rarely occur outside of healthcare settings.
At risk: Hospitalized patients, especially very ill patients on a ventilator, those with a prolonged hospital stay, those who have open wounds, or any person with invasive devices like urinary catheters.
Symptoms: Causes a variety of diseases, ranging from pneumonia to serious blood or wound infections, and the symptoms vary depending on the disease.