Aerococcus spp.


CHARACTERISTICS: Gram positive cocci, usually singly or in tetrads; microaerophilic



PATHOGENICITY: Opportunistic pathogen; associated with bacteremia, endocarditis and urinary tract infections ;
primary cause of fatal lobster disease called gaffkemia; causes greenish discolouration of pickled and cooked meats,
such as ham products

EPIDEMIOLOGY: Occurs worldwide

HOST RANGE: Lobsters, humans

INFECTIOUS DOSE: Unknown

MODE OF TRANSMISSION: Opportunistic pathogen causing infections as a result of trauma, or in immune
compromised individuals

INCUBATION PERIOD: Unknown

COMMUNICABILITY: Not directly transmitted from person to person

MSDS
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