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Baffling bacteria The infections are caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, a slow-growing bacterium that causes gaping, palm-sized ulcers.
They are known to be reservoirs for such threats to humans as hantavirus, typhus and the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague.
Plague is caused by infection with the bacterium Yersinia pestis and is typically spread through the bite of infected fleas, frequently carried by rats, causing bubonic plague.
In addition to the salmonella already found in samples submitted to the state, Clostridium perfringens, a bacterium commonly found on raw meat and poultry, has been identified.
Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is endemic to Madagascar and pops up all year-round.
One successful use of probiotics has been in the elimination of recurrent infection by the gut bacterium Clostridium difficile, or C. diff.
The company hopes to do this by rearing male mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia, a bacterium that renders them unable to produce offspring.
In September 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the CDC reported 30 cases of MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus bacterium, among a group of evacuees sent to Dallas.
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