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Module D V

Technical Escort - Biological Operations

Gram positive features Simple cell wall bacteria and color is violet/purple
Gram negative features Complex cell wall bacteria and color is red/pink
Schaeffer-Fulton staining allows you to see what two microorganisms? Endospores and vegetative cells
Endospores are visible with? Malachite green dye
Vegetative cells are visible with? Safranin dye
Cellular morphology definition Identifying the shape, structure, form and size
Coccus description Overall rounded or nearly spherical
Bacillus description Overall shape is rod-like
Coccobacillus description Overall shape is a mix of rod and spherical, classified as a type of bacillus, also known as polymorphic
What are the three forms of disease for bacillus anthracis? Cutaneous, gastrointestinal or inhalation
What is the case fatality of cutaneous anthrax? 20%
What is the case fatality of gastrointestinal anthrax? Less than 50%
What is the case fatality of inhalation anthrax? 100%
What are the three forms of disease for yersinia pestis? Bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic
What is the case fatality of bubonic plague? No treatment is 60% and treatment is less than 5%
What is the case fatality of septicemic plague? No treatment is 100% and treatment is 30-50%
What is the case fatality of pneumonic plague? No treatment is 100%
What are the five forms of disease for francisella tularensis? Ulcer grandular, typhoidal-systemic, pneumonic, oropharyngeal or oculoglandular
What diseases of francisella tularensis have a fatality rate? Ulcer glandular, typhoidal and pneumonic
What is the case fatality of ulcer glandular and typhoidal tularemia? Ulcer glandular is 75% and typhoidal is 35%
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