Aeromonas

(a(-ĕ)r″ō-mō′năs)

A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, non-spore-forming, motile bacilli found in water and soil. It may cause wound infections or gastroenteritis, e.g., travelers' diarrhea.

Aeromonas hydrophilia

A species that is pathogenic for humans; it is sensitive to chloramphenicol, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and some quinolones.

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