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”
Treonema Pallidum – Syphilis – STD, Deformation
Leptospira Interrogans – Leptospirosis – Zoonotic, Flu-like symptoms, long incubation period
Borrielia Borgdorferi – Lyme Disease – Rash, Flu-like symptoms
Cytophaga – Gingivitis, Systemic Infections – Inflammation
Flexibacter – Systemic Infections
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
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
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!!!!!!!!!!