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”