NB: identification of the bacteria is based on colony morphology, oxidase-positivity, characteristic pigment production and groth at 42
Oc Treatment: Ticarcillin or piperacillin and aminoglicosides Aztreonam Imipenem Ceftazidime Cefoperazone Flouroquinolones Prevention and control: Special attention to sinks, water baths, showers and hot tubs Polyvalent vaccine tohigh risk groups.
2.4.3. GENUS: VIBRIOS
. Actively motile, gram-negative curved rods. . Species of medical importance: Vibrio cholerae-01
Characteristics: . Found in fresh water, shellfish and other sea food. . Man is the major reservoir of V. cholerae-01, which causes epidemic cholera. . Readily killed by heat and drying; dies in polluted water but may survive in clean stagnant water, esp. if alkaline, or sea water for 1-2 weeks.