public health enemy

ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY

ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII

ALIAS: “Iraqibacter, Superbug”

DESCRIPTION

Date Discovered: 1911

Type: Gram Negative rod

Family: Moraxellaceae

Associates: Humans and animals

Area of Attack: Lungs, wounds, nervous system, urinary tract, blood

Known Hideouts: Respiratory droplets, dust, environmental air

Modus Operandi: Enters the respiratory tract and spreads throughout body

CAUTION

Most have weapons that lead to antibiotic resistance making infection difficult to treat. Some are resistant to all antibiotics making them impossible to treat. Infection may start off mild but worsen quickly and become life-threatening.

SURVIVAL TIME 
3 weeks

PREVENTION

  • Handwashing
  • Detergents
  • Disinfection