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Microbiology Project

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Mary Johnson

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Microbiology Project

Michelle, Elahe, Anysia, MJ MICROBIOLOGY PROJECT CAN YOU GUESS WHAT I AM? MY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: SRGT 1409 I am easily transmitted by a simple cough or sneeze IF YOU FIND TRACES OF
ME IN YOUR NOSE..... I like to cause infection in small children. However, I am most commonly found in adults. I am a bacteria that is gram-positive and is normally present in pairs. I am a part of many people’s normal resident flora This DOES NOT mean you are infected with this microorganism. You are just a carrier. HOWEVER, Not only do I cause an infection in your lungs with a build up of pus but… STILL DON'T
WHAT I AM? HERE'S A HINT.... THIS IS WHAT I LOOK LIKE IN AN INFECTED PATIENT My symptoms are all caused by Streptococcus
Pneumoniae What type of microorganism is
INHALATION OF DROPLETS ... like inhaling someones sneeze. EW. STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE IS ANAEROBIC Which means it grows without the presence of oxygen. So what is an anaerobic bacteria doing in your nose? SO IF THE BACTERIA IS IN YOUR NOSE, WHY DON'T YOU HAVE PNEUMONIA? Also, preventative vaccinations are available to reduce the risk of pneumonia However, if you still manage to get sick ... and you catch pneumonia THERE'S STILL HOPE THANKS TO THIS GUY ALEXANDER FLEMING HE DISCOVERED PENICILLIN. YOU'LL START TO SEE RESULTS WITHIN TWO TO THREE DAYS. AND WITH THE HELP OF THIS
LITTLE MIRACLE This is because streptococcus pneumoniae is a part of our natural flora and it requires a catalyst to turn it pathogenic. Such as the immune system becomes weakened or suppressed.It is opportunistic and will lie dormant until you are sick. This is why many people develop pneumonia after becoming sick with an upper respiratory tract infection These tests also help your doctor find out whether the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic. HOWEVER, If there is no improvement or if your symptoms get worse, you may need a culture and a sensitivity test. These tests help identify the organism that is causing your symptoms. Streptococcus Pneumoniae is gram positive AND WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN? Gram-positive bacteria are those that are stained dark blue or violet by Gram staining. This is in contrast to Gram-negative bacteria, which cannot retain the crystal violet stain, instead taking up the counterstain (safranin or fuchsine) and appearing red or pink HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? I HOPE SO BECAUSE.... ITS PRIZE TIME! 'Streptococcus pneumoniae is an aerotolerant organism which means it cannot use oxygen for growth but can tolerate it's presence.
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