Microbiology Biology Laboratory
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A basketball player, sharing a locker room with many other players, suffered a multi-drug
resistant __________________ infection in an open scrape wound on his shin.
of infection is referred to as community acquired.
The organism was a Gram positive
coccus in clusters, beta hemolytic on blood agar, catalase positive, and DNase positive.
In a multi-state outbreak in 2004 , several people became ill with a diarrheal illness
following consumption of undercooked beef.
The supplier had followed Food Safety and
Inspection guidelines, and there were no product recalls.
However, the beef contained
________________, a Gram negative rod which did not ferment lactose.
on Hektoen agar, black centered colonies were observed.
Several cases of gastroenteritis, including diarrhea and fever, occurred in 2004 in petting
zoos in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.
Cultures confirmed the gel electrophoresis
Cultures indicated a Gram negative, lactose fermenting rod.
The organism was
also methyl red positive, and Voges Proskauer negative.
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, died of pneumonia at age 53 from an untreated
This organism was a Gram positive coccus, catalase
negative, and Group A postive by a latex agglutination test.
In 2004, of the 16,000 foodborne infections in the US, 2,230 were associated with fecal
contaminated foods containing the Gram negative rod _______________.
does not ferment lactose, does not survive selenite selection, and is non-motile.
Most bacteria found in urine are due to contamination by normal skin flora during passage of
The presence of bacteria in urine is not considered a urinary tract infection unless at least
CFU/ml of urine are found.
Mary visited Watkins suffering from a burning sensation upon
A 0.1 ml volume of her urine was transferred to a 9.9 ml saline dilution blank (Tube
After mixing, 1.0 ml was transferred from Tube 1 to a 9.0 ml dilution blank (Tube 2).