Morganella morganii
Tesfom Behre

Police Bulletin:
Morganella morganii
Posted by Lieutenant Colonel Tesfom
Of the Microbiology Headquarters
Headed by: Chief David Westenberg &Chief Melanie Mormile

The suspect’s identity:

The suspect currently on the run is Morganella morganii , a gram-negative, facultative anaerobe rod bacteria frequently found hanging out in the open environment and in the intestinal tracts of humans, mammals, and reptiles. This bacterium was first discovered in the 1906 by a British bacteriologist named H. de R. Morgan. I don’t know what a bacteriologist is doing hunting down savage criminals like Morganella morganii either. Prior to late 1939 went by the alias Proteus morganii, however unlike many of its Proteus partners in crime It could not ferment all carbohydrates just glucose, so its name was changed to Morganella (its own genus) morganii. Despite its fearless attitude to walk around in such a vast environment it is widely known as an uncommon cause of community-acquired infection. However if an infection was to occur it is often neutralized by appropriate authorities commonly known as antibiotics. Despite that fact it does have natural resistance to authorities (antibiotics) of the beta lactam class such as penicillin.

Charges:
Upon discovery this bacterium is charged with infection of the urinary tract. Due to the progression of time those charges amounted to wound infections, musculoskeletal infections, intestinal diarrhea, central nervous system infections and many more less known charges.

Transport:
Frequent methods of introduction of this bacterium are have been documented but not limited to snake, during pregnancy if mother not treated properly, and during surgical procedures. Commonly known to be an opportunistic secondary invader rather than a primary pathogen, be on the look out for this miscreant.

Risk factors:
A Factor that will make you susceptible to this bacterium are prior exposure to ampicillin and bat-lactam authorities (Commonly referred to as the revenge factor.) Other factors include diabetics and elderly (like all common criminals it picks on the weak and defenseless).

Reference:
James R Miller, MD, Head, Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control, Naval Medical Center at Portsmouth; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1502.htm

*Disclaimer - This report was written by a student participating in a microbiology course at the University of Missouri - Rolla. The accuracy of the content of this reports is not guaranteed and it is recommended that you seek other sources of information to verify the content.
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