Weeksella virosa

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Weeksella virosa 

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Weeksella virosa colonies

MICROBIOLOGY

A nonsaccharolytic, oxidase- and catalase-positive, gram-negative rod which is unable to grow on MacConkey agar. W virosa is an environmental bacterium that is not part of normal human flora, but may cause asymptomatic bacteraemia and, in immunocompromised hosts, pneumonia

Synonyms CDC group IIf, Flavobacterium genitale, Flavobacterium IIF

Reference Infectious Dis in Clinical Practice: Sept 2004 – Vol 12 – Issue 5 – pp 286-287

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