Corynebacterium acnes

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Corynebacterium acnes
About This nanobug

Nickname: Diphtheroids


Morphology: Gram-positive club-shaped rods that have the appearance of Chinese letters


Habitat: Lives in the environment and on the skin and mucous membranes of humans and mammals


Disease or illness: Diphtheroids could cause a skin breakout of pimples, but generally these bacteria do not cause disease.


Avoidance techniques: Good hand washing, and personal hygiene (bathing)


“I’m not all that simple. I could cause a pimple”