Month: July 2020

Bartonella Quintana

Bartonella Quintana

July 19th – Bartonella quintana, originally known as Rochalimaea quintana, and “Rickettsia quintana”, is a microorganism transmitted by the human body louse. This microorganism is the causative agent of trench fever. This bacterium resulted in over 1 million soldiers in Europe during World War I being infected with trench fever. More 365 days of microscopy

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

July 17th – Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause infectious bronchitis in dogs and other animals, but rarely infects humans. Closely related to B. pertussis—the obligate human pathogen that causes pertussis (whooping cough); B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods.   More 365 …

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Bartonella Henselae

Bartonella Henselae

July 16th – Bartonella henselae, formerly Rochalimæa, is a proteobacterium that can cause bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis. It is also the causative agent of cat-scratch disease (bartonellosis) which, as the name suggests, occurs after a cat bite or scratch. The disease is characterized by lymphadenopathy (swelling of the lymph nodes) and fever. …

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Geobacillus Stearothermophilus

Geobacillus Stearothermophilus

July 14th – Geobacillus stearothermophilus (basonym Bacillus stearothermophilus) is a rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacterium and a member of the division Firmicutes. The bacterium is a thermophile and is widely distributed in soil, hot springs, ocean sediment, and is a cause of spoilage in food products. It will grow within a temperature range of 30-75 degrees Celsius. …

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Borrelia burgdorferi

Borrelia burgdorferi

July 13th – Borrelia burgdorferi is a bacterial species of the spirochete class of the genus Borrelia. B. burgdorferi exists in North America and Europe and is the predominant causative agent of Lyme disease in the United States. Borrelia species are considered diderm (double-membrane) bacteria rather than Gram-positive or negative. More 365 days of microscopy