public health enemy

Klebsiella

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY

KLEBSIELLA

ALIAS: “Kleb, Pneumonia, UTI”

DESCRIPTION

Date Discovered: 1882

Type: Gram Negative rod

Family: Enterobacteriaceae

Associates: Humans and Animals

Area of Attack: ungs and urinary tract

Known Hideouts: Fecal matter

Modus Operandi: Enters respiratory and urinary tract and forms colonies destroying resident cells

CAUTION

Normally Klebsiella is a part of the intestinal tract. But if it enters the respiratory or urinary tracts, can cause infection that can lead to pneumonia and urinary problems. Many members possess weapons to resist antibiotics. If you are a victim of this pathogen, seek medical attention.

SURVIVAL TIME 
24 hours

PREVENTION

  • Handwashing
  • Detergents
  • Disinfection