One morning when Sally the giraffe woke up she felt terrible. She hadn't been feeling well but figured it was nothing. Although now she was positive she had been contaminated. In fear of having a virus she rushed to the hospital in a panic.
Sally knew that there were many different modes of transmission including direct contact, and indirect contact. Because of this she took every contact precaution she knew.
Sally thought that she might have a generalized or systemic infection because her whole body was in pain, but she wasn't sure. There were so many infections including nosocomial, opportunistic, and localized, that she had no idea. When she arrived at the hospital they got her in almost immediately. After a series of tests the results showed that she had pathogen that had caused pneumonia.
Sally immediately remembered pneumonia was communicable and didn't want to be within 20 feet of anyone. The doctors assured her that no one woud get sick if she followed all the transmission based , and standard precautions.
I hope no one else gets sick.
Although Sally was nervous when she left the hospital she knew everything would be okay with the right antibiotics. The doctors informed her about the different bacteria there is such as Cocci, Bacilli, and Ricketssia so she would be educated on the importance of infection control.
Sally arrived home very happy knowing she would soon become sterile with the help of her amazing doctor. She was also thankful to have learned all the different infection and safety precautions that she did.