Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bartonella quintana

Hi, you can call me B. quintana.
I'm a Gram Negative bacteria.

I travel from person to person on body lice.
The lice spread me around places where there are lots of people close together without proper hygeine.

When I get into you, I cause trench fever.
There were many lice (and me!) in World War I and World War II.
I cause fever, chills, headache, rash and vertigo (dizziness).
I also give you a swollen liver, plus joint and muscle pain.


northern seer said...

are you really 249?

must be the bacteria in Tequila that keeps ya going!

gjlombardo said...

I've made a link from my blog (, a soccer blog from Argentina) to this page, in order to compare our historical rivals (the pathetic team of "gimnasia y esgrima la plata") with your simpathetical microbes.
Please, can you create a new bacteria, called "tripera inmnundicii", dressed in blue and white? (the gimnasia's team jersey is blue-white-blue, in horizontals sectors)

Walter said...

Uh oh. If "The lice spread me around places where there are lots of people close together without proper hygeine" then that's like a perfect description of one of my church sleepovers. Thanks for the warning.

Anisha Zaveri said...

great stuff! Im learning Microbio. Loved ur blog

j.daniel said...

a friend of mine showed me this link today and of course i thought of this blog. i'm not sure if they ship 'down under' or not.

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Unknown said...

This is the weirdest thing I've seen in a while... and I search the interenet daily.

I love it!

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Anonymous said...

How cool is this site?! Great fun and I've learned a thing or two.

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Jade said...

I like your blog. Its very cool and original, keep up the great work. :)

joe f said...

Thanks for good example for my child who likes to draw.

Karen Gallegos said...

I love your blog. When I was a teacher in Peru I used your blog to motivated my students, and show them that Science can be fun.
Please, could you make a Bartonella bacilliforms? It's my favorite pathogen. Thanks!!
Karen Gallegos
Grad Student from Peru
U of Cincinnati