What is the normal ecology of this or Show more Gram negative rods 2

What is the normal ecology of this or Show more Gram negative rods 2. What is the identity of this microbe? 3. What is the normal ecology of this organism? 4. What are some common diseases caused by this organism? 5. Based on the symptoms described in the case study what would be the logical diagnosis? 6. The organism responsible for this infection was not one routinely encountered. Which organisms are more likely to be recovered from patients with this disease? How might age of the patient help one predict the causative organisms for the disease? The following Table is from the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/causes.html Age Group Causes Newborn Group B Streptococci Escherichia coli Listeria monocytogenes Infants Neisseria meningitidis Haemophilus influenzae Streptococcus pneumoniae Children N. meningitidis S. pneumoniae Adult S. pneumoniae N. meningitidis Mycobacteria 7. Based on the facts presented in the Case Study provide a scenario to explain why this unlikely organism was able to cause this infection. 8. What challenges are encountered in treating victims with this disease through administration of antibiotics? Show less

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