Proteus mirabilis

( pro-tee-us mur-ab-ih-lis )
About This nanobug

Morphology: Gram-negative rod covered with flagella

Habitat: Normal flora in the intestines of humans and widespread in the environment

Disease or illness: Commonly causes urinary tract infections, especially in already ill and hospitalized patients with urinary catheters

Who is at risk: Persons with a weakened immune system due to another disease or medication

Avoidance techniques: Wash hands after using the toilet. Women and girls should wipe front-toback or “dab” with toilet paper after using the toilet. Healthcare workers should use good infection prevention practices with care of catheterized patients.

“Give me the chance and here’s a fact, I can infect your urinary tract”