Resistance in Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

  • David J. Weber
  • William A. Rutala
Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Aerobic Gram-positive bacilli comprise a variety of organisms, including Bacillus, Listeria, Erysipelothrix, Lactobacillus, Corynebacterium, Gardnerella, Actinomyces, Nocardia, and Mycobacterium. This chapter will focus on infections due to Bacillus spp. because of the threat of anthrax as a bioterrorist weapon, the signifi cance of Bacillus cereus as an agent of foodborne illness, and Bacillus spp. as occasional but important pathogens. This genus is a diverse group of Gram-positive, spore-forming organisms (1, 2).


Bacillus Cereus Antimicrob Agent Bacillus Anthracis Emerg Infect Open Globe Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Weber
    • 1
    • 2
  • William A. Rutala
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.UNC Health CareChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational HealthUNC HospitalsChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety ProgramUNC Health Care SystemChapel HillUSA
  4. 4.UNC School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  5. 5.Statewide Program in Infection Control and EpidemiologyUNC School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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