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Histotoxic Clostridia: C. perfringens, C. septicum

GI, soil

2

C. tetani

Soil

3

C. botulism

Soil, home-prepared foods, Alaska

4

Campylobacter jejuni

Animal
Contaminated food (esp poultry) & water

5

Haemophilus influenzae

Humans
Respiratory

6

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Humans
Respiratory

7

Escherichia coli

Humans, GI
Contaminated food/water

8

Salmonella

GI, sewage, feces

9

Shigella

GI, sewage, feces
Fecal-oral

10

Klebsiella

GI, skin

11

Yersinia pestis

Rodents, fleas
Fecal-oral

12

Rickettsia rickettsii

Dermacentor Ticks
Ticks

13

Borrelia burgdorferi

Rodents
Ticks

14

Bacillus anthracis

Livestock
Livestock exposure, injection drugs

15

Francisella tularensis

Rabbits, ticks, flies
Ticks

16

Helicobacter pylori

Humans
Fecal-oral

17

Enterococcus faecium

Skin

18

Staphylococcus aureus

Humans, warm/moist sites
Fomites

19

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Skin

20

Acinetobacter baumanii

ICUs & wounded soldiers in Afghanistan
Hands

21

Neisseria meningitidis

Humans, nasopharynx
Respiratory, Genital, Oral/GI

22

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Human

23

Streptococcus pyogenes

Humans, mucosal surfaces, skin & soft tissue
Aerosols, direct contact

24

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Humans, respiratory tract
Respiratory

25

Listeria monocytogenes

Food (soft cheese), soil, zoonotic
Fecal-oral, mother to fetus

26

Legionella pneumophila

Contaminated water

27

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Through wounds, surgical incisions, burns, etc.

28

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Respiratory

29

Mycobacterium leprae

Africa, Asia, Latin America, humans, armadillos
Respiratory

30

Corynebacterium diphtheria

Humans
Nasopharyngeal, cutaneous