Bacteroides fragilis

(back-ter-oid-eez frag-ih-lis)
Bacteroides fragilis
About This nanobug

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.


“When you least expect it, you’re infected”