REVIEWOF ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII: TAXONOMY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOGENICITY, AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
The genus Acinetobacter are a wide spread in nature, and there are at least 25 different types of them .In the medical field, Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most important speciesof this genus . It is an opportunistic pathogen and have many virulence factors that make the bacteria capable of causing many hospital-acquired diseases which leads to nosocomial outbreak attendant with arise in death rates . This bacteria has the ability to be resistant to many antibiotics, and the emergence of high levels of multi-drug resistance A. baumannii has made it apriority health issue and is considered a serious threat to health care facilities, public health and the elderly . Which requires a tremendous effort to stop this escalation.
Keywords: Acinetobacter Baumannii, Multi-Drug Resistance, Hospital-Acquired Infections.