Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Hi, my name is A. baumanii.
I'm a non-fermentative, Gram Negative bacteria.
I live just about everywhere, but I really like to get into the human skin and pharynx (mouth and throat).
In hospitals, I cause pneumonia, urinary tract infection and infection of catheters.
These are normally only in people with a weak immune system.
In the community, I live in North and Central Australia.
There, I cause pneumonia in smokers, alcoholics and in people with diabetes and respiratory diseases.