Nickname: B. frag
Morphology: Anaerobic gram-negative rod
Habitat: Predominant normal flora in the intestines of humans and animals; helps with the breakdown of food, actually supplying some vitamins and nutrients;
lives and grows without oxygen (anaerobe)
Disease or illness: Causes abdominal infections and abscesses in deep, dirty wounds Who is at risk: Persons who have experienced abdominal trauma (like a car accident) and/or leakage from the bowel into the abdomen.
Avoidance techniques: Practice personal safety to avoid accidents and promote good general health.