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The Seven Phylums of Bacteria – Common Bacterial Diseases

Pathogens! Here is a list of the seven common phylums of bacteria.

There are thousands of pathogenic bacteria out there and several ways of classifying them. As a health care worker, one must watch out for illness caused by infection. This list covers the major types of pathogenic bacteria from each of the main 7 phylums. Each one has a unique disease that it can cause and symptoms specific to its virulence.

Bacterial Phylum Chlamydiae

C. Trachomatis – Trachoma – Blindness, Eye infection

C. Pneumoniae – Pneumonia, Respiratory Disease

C. Psittaci – Respiratory Infections, “Bird Flu” 

Phylum Spirochaete

Treonema Pallidum – Syphilis – STD, Deformation

Leptospira Interrogans – Leptospirosis – Zoonotic, Flu-like symptoms, long incubation period

Borrielia Borgdorferi – Lyme Disease – Rash, Flu-like symptoms

Phylum Bacteriodetes

Cytophaga – Gingivitis, Systemic Infections – Inflammation

Flexibacter – Systemic Infections

Phylum Proteobacteria

Rickettsia (sp.) – Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Typhus – Rash, fever, Pain

Neisseria Gonorrhea – Gonorrhea – pelvic inflammatory disease

N. Meningitis – Bacterial Menengitis – Inflammation of protective nerve sheaths

Vibrio Cholerae – Cholera, GI Infections – Liquid Stool, Shock, Death within a day.

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – Wound and burn infections, Pneumonia, *Very Anti-biotic resistant*

Salmonella – Food Poisoning – Zoonotic, GI problems, Vomiting & Diarrhea

Eschericha Coli – GI infections

Shigella (sp.) – GI infections, dysentery – Dehydration, Diarrhea

Yersina Pestis – The Plague – very high mortality rates

Campybacter (sp.) – Gastric Infections, Ulceration

Helicobacter Pylori – Gastric Infections, Ulceration

Phylum Firmicutes

Bacillus Anthracis – Anthrax

Clostridium Tetani – Tetanus – “lock-jaw”, toxin release causes muscle spasms

 Clostridium Botulinum – Botulism – leads to paralysis

Staphylococcus – Systemic Infection

Streptococcus – Systemic Infection

Mycoplasma – Urinary Tract Infection, Systemic Infection

Phylum Actinobacteria

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis – Tuberculosis – Coughing, fever and night sweats.

Mycobacterium Leprae – Leprosy – Permanent Damage to skin, nerves and eyes.

Corynebacterium Diptheriae – Diphtheria – Sore Throat, Respiratory Swelling, High Fever.

Non-Pathogenic Phylum Deinococcus – Thermus

Dienococcus Radiodurans – Found in undersea vents and sulfurous areas.

I hope this has been an informative session! Please remember to WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. I use to work in the hospital and I was always afraid that I would catch something, I used hand sanitizers constantly, I never caught anything even when that really bad flu was going around.

  2. Thats great! i work in the hospital now! a little of the inspiration behind this one! you can never wash your hands too much!

  3. excellent share

  4. Such microorganisms and what potencies!

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