Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa
About This nanobug

Morphology: Gram-negative rod with a capsule


Habitat: Worldwide distribution in moist environments – lives in water, soil, and on plants, fruits and vegetables.

Disease or illness: Causes infections ranging from minor skin infections, like swimmer’s ear and “hot tub” folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) to serious bloodstream infections and pneumonia


Who is at risk: People with weakened immune systems due to other disease or medications; children with cystic fibrosis, and hospitalized patients


Avoidance techniques: Avoid hot tubs with cloudy water.

“Splish, splash, I’m right here in your bath”