Serratia marcescens
(bacterium incl. ESBL/MRGN)

Serratia marcescens is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium in the Enterobacteriaceae family.

The pathogen may cause urinary tract infection, sepsis, or pneumonia.

Additionally, the bacteria belong to the ESBL-producing strains (ESBL = extended-spectrum beta-lactamase) and are therefore increasingly multi-resistant to many broad-spectrum antibiotics such as cephalosporins or ceftazidime.

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)
Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

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