Saturday, November 04, 2006
Hi, I'm P. multocida.
I am a Gram Negative rod.
I'm found in animal's mouths, especially cats and dogs.
I get into you in animal bites, like deep punctures.
I cause aggressive infections of skin.
It can creep all the way down to your tendons, joints and bones.
Actually, most bite wounds are polymicrobial.
That means it's not just me in there causing infection, lots of different bacteria are with me as well.
I'm just the most common.