Friday, June 16, 2006

Shigella dysenteriae

My name is S. dysenteriae.
I'm a Gram negative bacteria in the Enterbacteriaceae family.
I'm also part of tribe I, Ecsherichiae.
My cousins S. flexneri, S. boydii, S. sonnei and I are all very close.
We all cause bacterial dysentery, a diarrhoea with blood and pus.
We can do this because we have Shiga toxin.
We can be transmitted on clothes and furniture.

I was all around in world war II and I killed King

Henry V!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OOH OHH!! can I have him??

(You know I like a man/microbe in uniform...)