Query: NC_013861:3341955 Legionella longbeachae NSW150, complete genome Lineage: Legionella longbeachae; Legionella; Legionellaceae; Legionellales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Legionella longbeachae is the predominant cause of Legionnaires' disease in Australia, but is an uncommon pathogen in other parts of the world. Legionella longbeachae infection has been associated with exposure to potting soil in Australia, the USA, Japan and the Netherlands. L. longbeachae is found predominantly in moist potting soil.
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General Information: Gram-negative, microaerophilic, flagellate, spiral bacterium, Campylobacter species are the leading cause of food-borne gastroenteritis in developed countries. Infection with C. jejuni is the most frequent antecedent to a form of neuromuscular paralysis known as Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Strain ICDCCJ07001 was isolated following a GBS outbreak in Shuangyang, a town in northern China in 2007, from a severely affected 15 year-old girl GBS patient who had been on a ventilator for 180 days. Her clinical symptoms were motor axonal neuropathy. This organism is the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning (campylobacteriosis) in the world, and is more prevalent than Salmonella enteritis (salmonellosis). Found throughout nature, it can colonize the intestines of both mammals and birds, and transmission to humans occurs via contaminated food products. This organism can invade the epithelial layer by first attaching to epithelial cells, then penetrating through them. Systemic infections can also occur causing more severe illnesses.