Bacteria (/bækˈtɪəriə/; singular: bacterium) constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats. Bacteria inhabit soil, water, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, and the deep portions of Earth's crust. Bacteria also live in symbiotic and parasitic relationships with plants and animals. They are also known to have flourished in manned spacecraft.There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million bacterial cells in a millilitre of fresh water.
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  • Dallas Necrotizing Fasciitis Lawyer

    … in a short period of time. The media often refers to necrotizing fasciitis as a “flesh-eating disease” or “flesh-eating bacterial infection,” but there is more than one type of bacterium that can cause this infectious disease. According to public health officials, group A strep is the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, which is often contracted…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • What are the Potential Complications of Bite Injuries?

    … – Contrary to popular belief, dogs’ mouths are not actually more sanitary than our own. The reality is that dogs’ mouths contain millions of bacteria that could potentially infect a wound. In some cases, an infection develops long after a bite has occurred but while a wound is still healing. Emotional trauma – A dog attack can be a traumatizing…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    …, an elevated body temperature, or lethargy. What causes necrotizing enterocolitis? While the exact cause of NEC remains unknown, some experts believe oxygen deprivation during a difficult delivery may be a contributory factor. The lack of oxygen or blood flow to the intestine can cause it to weaken thus making it easier for bacteria that enters…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    … and monitor vitals during labor. The use of forceps and vacuum pumps to forcefully birth the baby. The use of Pitocin to induce strong reactions. Mishandling of the placenta, leading to massive bleeding. Lack of experience or plain negligence on the delivery doctor’s part. Failure to treat prenatal complications or infections in a timely manner…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Dog Bites can Lead to Infections

    … that resulted from the traumatic experience and the serious injuries. Fortunately, if your dog bite injuries were severe, Pennsylvania law2 allows you to hold the dog bite owner strictly liable for the actions of the dog and seek compensation from the owner for all of your losses. Consult with a Philadelphia Dog Bite Lawyer Today If you incurred…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?

    …Answer: If you became sick after eating food at a restaurant, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. With the proliferation of dangerous bacteria such as salmonella and E. Coli in the restaurant industry, we could be one meal away from falling ill due to the negligence of a restaurant or food supplier. Restaurants are obligated to ensure…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 37 readers -
  • Contact Lens Use Increases Risk for Bacterial Infections

    … By Greg Webb, June 9, 2015 I have been wearing contact lenses for 35 years now. Although as I age, I tend to gravitate more to my comfortable glasses. I am in good health I think, I have not had any troublesome eye infections recently (but have before), but apparently I am a prime candidate to get one because I put contact lenses in my eyes…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 7 readers -
  • Drug Shortage Tied to Quality Control Problems

    … What is worse than finding out that one of your important prescriptions is contaminated with bacteria or heavy metals? Perhaps it is finding out that it contained little or no active ingredients. Since the FDA finally began to get serious about cGMP issues (current Good Manufacturing Practices), many drug plants now find themselves shut down…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    … misdiagnosed as Lyme disease by doctors who did not run a proper panel of tests. Sometimes this is due to a false positive on a Lyme test. People often test positive for Lyme disease for a number of bacterial infections. If the wrong bacteria is identified, it could lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic entirely, which only strengthens the disease’s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Restaurant Related Injuries

    … them of hidden dangers, complying with all relevant health, fire, and safety codes, and generally maintaining a clean and safe environment. When this duty is breached and a diner is injured due to the negligence or failure of a restaurant to provide a reasonably safe experience, that restaurant opens themselves up to possible civil litigation…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • Drug-Resistant Superbug from Endoscopic Procedure On the Rise

    … We have a new superbug—an infection that is drug-resistant and affecting those individuals who are already compromised by illness. Every year roughly half a million patients undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (tube down the esophagus, stomach and duodenum), a procedure known as ERCP, used to diagnose and treat cancers…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • Dog Bite Injuries Can Have Serious Complications

    … is infection. Dogs’ mouths’ have millions of bacteria that could potentially cause an infection, which in some cases may be severe enough to require surgical amputation of the affected body part, as one unfortunate Texas woman2 discovered. Fear of dogs – There are millions of dogs in the United States that are kept as pets, and it is almost impossible… 7 readers -
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