Actinomyces are a Gram-positive anaerobic type of bacteria. At one time, due to their fungus-like branched network of hyphae, they were assumed to be a type of fungus. They play an important role in soil ecology by producing enzymes that help degrade organic plant materials.
The bacteria are known for causing disease in humans and animals and are one of most common causes of infections following dental procedures as the bacteria can be found in the nose and throat of many people. The infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species is known as actinomycosis.
“In humans, people with the condition have often recently had dental work, poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease or radiation therapy,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Actinomycosis does not occur in isolation from other bacteria and the infection depends on other bacteria to aid in the invasion of tissue. Fortunately, Actinomyces is typically sensitive to treatment with penicillin. We hope this video helps to educate people about this microbial pathogen.”
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This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Mycometer, IAQ Index, Legends Environmental Insurance Services, Advanced Building Assessment and the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) to name a few.
To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network advertising sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.IAQTV.com or http://www.cochraneassoc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602)510-3179.
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.