Heterotrophic Bacteria

Heterotrophic Bacteria - with no or mild gonorrhea symptoms...

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Heterotrophic Bacteria Gonorrhea is another common sexually transmitted disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae , a bacterium. This bacterium can grow in the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, as well as in the urethra in both men and women. The bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, and anus. Gonorrhea is spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact. Ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted or acquired. Gonorrhea can also be transmitted during birth. Symptoms include a burning sensation during urination and a yellowish white discharge from the penis. Some infected males may have painful or swollen testicles. Many women often do not show strong signs of the early symptoms of gonorrhea. The initial symptoms for women include a painful or burning sensation upon urination, as well as a yellow or occasionally bloody vaginal discharg. Women
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Unformatted text preview: with no or mild gonorrhea symptoms are still at risk of developing serious complications from the infection. Untreated gonorrhea in women can develop into pelvic inflammatory disease. Rectal infection has symptoms such as discharge, anal itching, soreness, bleeding, and sometimes painful bowel movements. Infections in the throat cause few symptoms. Penicillin is a common antibiotic no longer used to treat gonorrhea due to the development of penicillin-resistant strains of the gonorrhea bacterium. Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped bacterium whose species cause typoind fever and similar illnesses. The bacteria of this genus are widespread in animals, especially in poultry and pigs. Environmental sources of the organism include water, soil, insects, kitchen surfaces, feces, and raw meat, seafood, and poultry....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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