Microbe Monday – 3/12/18

Can you guess today’s #?
Here are your clues:

  • It’s a #bacteria
  • Gram-negative
  • Rod-shaped bacilli
  • 2,300 subtypes
  • Live in the gut of infected humans and animals
  • More than two thousand known strains
  • Affects 1 million in America every year
  • Is diagnosed by its biochemical reactions
  • More than 40,000 cases were reported to the CDC in 2009
  • Has more than 2,400 serotypes
  • Is zoonotic meaning it can pass animals to humans
  • Belong to the enterobacteriaceae family
  • Are non-spore-forming

Know what this microbe is? Leave your guess in the comments below! And remember, if you need microbial analysis or testing, submit your test request by calling 1-855-377-6821 or at https://www.contractlaboratory.com/labclass/forms/outsource_entryform.cfm?requestType=microbial

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