Most Concerning Bacteria List By State

Arizona

  • Staphlococcus aureus (food poisoning, skin infections, impetigo, boils, cellulitis, bacteremia, heart failure, sepsis, endocarditis, nausea, vomiting diarrhea, death)
  • Staphylococcus cohnii (can range from benign to skin infections, food poisoning, endocarditis, urinary tract infections)
  • Coliforms (fecal) (gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, nausea)
  • Acidominococcus (variety of infections including abscesses, gangrene, cellulitis, bacteremia, pneumonia, peritonitis, bite wounds, and pelvic inflammatory disease)
  • Acinomycetes (infections of the female genital organs, the eye, the tissue adjacent to dental implantation elements and tooth extraction wounds).
  • Gram – Cocci (Neisseria gonorrhoeae Neisseria gonorrhea) species not identified most are pathogenic.
  • Enterobacteriaceae (Urinary tract infections, meningitis)
  • Xanthomas (fatty deposit that forms a benign (noncancerous) lesion beneath the skin. Appear as yellowish blebs beneath the skin, typically rounded or oblong, that protrude as nodules or papules)
  • Flavimonas orzyhabitans (Most infections result in bacteraemia and can result in sepsis. Can live in household cleaners)
  • Acinetobacter genospecies lwoffii and baumannii (meningitis- an infection of the brain or spinal cord)*potentially fatal
  • Bacilus cereus (food borne illness (food poisoning)- nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps. Can result in dehydration, hospitalization, IV fluid use, high fevers, severe eye infections, pneumonia, central nervous system infections) *potentially fatal
  • Baciluus sphaericus (meningitis, endocarditis, and food poisoning)
  • Alloiococcus Otitis (rapid onset of disease associated with one or more of the following symptoms otalgia, fever, otorrhea, Recent onset of anorexia, irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, opacity, bulging, erythema, middle ear effusion).
  • Fungus and Mold (nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation, fever and shortness of breath)

California (LA)

  • Acinetobacter lwoffii (meningitis- an infection of the brain or spinal cord)*potentially fatal
  • Staphylococcus cohnii (endocarditis, urinary tract infections, septicemia, and wound infections)
  • Flavimonas orzyhabitans (Most infections result in bacteraemia and can result in sepsis. Can live in household cleaners)
  • Staphylococcus hominus (septicemia, endocarditis)

California (Sac)

  • Acinetobacter lwoffii (meningitis- an infection of the brain or spinal cord) *potentially fatal
  • Coliforms (fecal) (gastrointestinal upset. diarrhea, nausea)
  • Jonesia dendrificans –pathogenic but effect unknown
  • Streptococcus uberis –pathogenic but effect unknown

Colorado

  • Bacillus cereus (food borne illness (food poisoning)- nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps. Can result in dehydration, hospitalization, IV fluid use, high fevers, severe eye infections, pneumonia, central nervous system infections) *potentially fatal
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus (Urinary Tract Infections and Cystitis) Symptoms include urning sensation when passing urine, the urge to urinate more often than usual, the 'dripping effect' after urination, weak bladder, bloated feeling with sharp razor pains in the lower abdomen around the bladder and ovary areas)
  • Trichophyton (hair, skin, and nail infections) (Presents as an eruption of a number of concentric rings of overlapping scales. It also causes athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, and similar infections of the nail, skin and scalp)

Illinois Chicago

  • Bacillus cereus (food borne illness (food poisoning)- nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps. Can result in dehydration, hospitalization, IV fluid use, high fevers, severe eye infections, pneumonia, central nervous system infections) *potentially fatal
  • Acinetobacter baumannii (multiple antibiotic resistant pneumonia, meningitis, bloodstream, urinary tract, surgical wound, and soft tissue infections. Symptoms include fever, red swollen and painful skin areas, orange bumpy skin with blisters, cough chest pain and trouble breathing, burning while urinating, sleeplessness, headaches and stiff neck) *potentially fatal


New Mexico (species not identified)

  • Bacillus (4 strains) (can range from benign to potentially fatal)
  • Staphlococcus (3 strains) (can range from benign to skin infections, food poisoning, endocarditis, urinary tract infections)
  • Coliforms (gastrointestinal upset. Diarrhea, nausea)
  • Acinomycetes (infections of the female genital organs, the eye, the tissue adjacent to dental implantation elements and tooth extraction wounds).

Minnesota (partial)

  • Bacillus cereus (food borne illness (food poisoning)- nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps. Can result in dehydration, hospitalization, IV fluid use, high fevers, severe eye infections, pneumonia, central nervous system infections) *potentially fatal

Wisconsin (partial)

  • Bacillus cereus (food borne illness (food poisoning)- nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps. Can result in dehydration, hospitalization, IV fluid use, high fevers, severe eye infections, pneumonia, central nervous system infections) *potentially fatal
  • Significant fungal growth (species unidentified)


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