Based on the video, which of the following is the least dangerous bacterial pathogen found on the toothbrush?
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Shigellosis is a gram-negative bacteria found in toilet bowls. The bacteria causes severe diarrhea, dysentery, and inflammation of the intestines. Shigellosis bacteria are spread when food workers fail to wash their hands after using the toilet.
Staphylococcus bacteria is hard to kill, particularly the methicillin-resistant strain of S. aureus known as MRSA. MRSA is often harbored in toilet bowls. If MRSA is suspected, the toilet bowl and seat should be disinfected with a strong cleaning solution.
Salmonella is often found in toilet bowls and can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea. In four out of six homes, salmonella is in the toilet bowl, specifically under the water line.
Not all bacteria in the toilet bowl cause illness. Serratia marcescens can cause a pink or gray lining inside the toilet bowl. Although the bacteria can cause urinary tract infections and pneumonia, it generally is harmless and removable with chlorine bleach.
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