Produce capsules, mucoid colonies, are distinguished from Klebsiella sps. by various culture/biochemical tests. Cause nosocomial/opportunistic urinary and respiratory infections.
Opportunistic pathogen, produces red colony pigments, frequently associated with nosocomial infections. May cause urinary and serious respiratory infections in weakened hosts. May colonize catheters, saline solutions, and other similar objects. Not sensitive to ampicillin.
Produces meningitis, otitis, bronchitis, pneumonias. Requires hemolyzed blood in culture medium for growth. Rifampin sensitive. Vaccine available (Hib).
Primarily arthropod borne (fleas, lice & ticks), multiply in bloodstream and cause high fevers, rashes, and collapse. Obligate intracellular parasites, non-motile, pleomorphic bacteria.
Species responsible for serious infections following surgery, puncture wounds, and animal & human bites. Anaerobic organisms found in intestines and mouths of humans and animals.
Food intoxications acquired by eating raw or undercooked shellfish.
Primarily arthropod borne (fleas, lice & ticks), multiply in bloodstream and cause high fevers, rashes, and collapse.
Opportunistic pathogen causing a fatal pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals. Sensitive to tetracyclines.
Wine and cheeses.
Cattles, fowls, dogs and cats.
The genus Neisseria