Fusobacterium are widely known human and animal pathogens and have a worldwide distribution. They are anaerobic, Gram negative bacteria similar to Bacteroides.
Fusobacterium is the cause of Lemierre’s syndrome. This disease often affects young healthy adults and can develop following a sore throat caused by bacterium of the Streptococcus genus when a peritonsillar abscess has been formed. The bacteria may then result in an infected clot where it can then travel through the bloodstream. Pieces of the clot may travel to the lungs blocking branches of the pulmonary artery. Symptoms of Lemierre’s syndrome may include sore throat, fever and general weakness. These conditions may be followed by swollen cervical lymph nodes and a tender and painful neck. Difficulty breathing and chest pain may also be present
“Invasive infections due to Fusobacterium may lead to life-threatening diseases,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Fusobacterium infections may also be resistant to some types of antibiotics, including penicillin. We hope this video helps to educate people about ways to protect their family’s health from this potentially dangerous microbial pathogen.”
To view this video please visit http://www.IAQTV.com or
To learn more please visit http://www.cochraneassoc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602)510-3179.
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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.