Klebsiella Aerogenes

What Is Klebsiella Aerogenes?

Klebsiella Aerogenes is a bacteria that is usually found in the human gastrointestinal tract. It will generally not lead to an infectious disease being present in people who are healthy. This bacteria is also found in different kinds of waste, hygienic chemicals, and even the soil. It can actually be quite common within the environment.
The genus of bacteria that this bacterium belongs to was named after the microbiologist who discovered it, Edwin Klebs. People who have chronic diseases and suffer from alcoholism have a higher chance of being infected with Klesiella Aerogenes, as well as those who do not follow proper hand sanitation.

Symptoms of Klebsiella Aerogenes

People who become infected with Klebsiella Aerogenes will experience the following symptoms:
⦁ Fever
⦁ Nausea
⦁ Tachycardia
⦁ Vomiting

Treatment

Antimicrobial treatment will be the best form of treatment when someone is infected with Klebsiella Aerogenes. The most commonly-prescribed treatments include beta-lactams, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and TMP-SMZ. However, there may be resistance to any one of these treatments, which will not be known until adequate testing is conducted prior to treatment.

Before treatment can begin, a person should be properly diagnosed. This can be determined by taking a culture, applying radiography to the chest, performing a complete blood count, or having a CT scan.

Once it is established that a Klebsiella Aerogenes infection is present, an antibiotic will be prescribed. Different antibiotics will be prescribed depending on the severity of the infection. The infection should be cleared from the system within approximately two weeks.

Prevention

Preventing getting infected by Klebsiella Aerogenes is possible by practicing good hygiene, especially when it comes to your hands. Ideally, soap and water should be used if your hands are visibly dirty. Otherwise, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing between 60% and 90% alcohol. Alcohol-based sanitizers are especially effective against all Klebsiella bacteria that are Gram-negative, which includes Klebsiella Aerogenes.

Additionally, wearing gloves and other protective gear when entering a location that houses patients infected with Klebsiella infections is a must. To be extra cautious, you should also wash or sanitize your hands when doing the following:
⦁ Before preparing food
⦁ Before eating food
⦁ Before touching your face
⦁ Before changing wound bandages
⦁ After changing wound bandages
⦁ After using a bathroom
⦁ After blowing your nose
⦁ After coughing
⦁ After sneezing
⦁ After touching any surface in a hospital

Cure?

Currently, the best cure available for Klebsiella Aerogenes involves taking certain antibiotics. However, these will only work if the infection is not drug-resistant. Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics is quite common, since production of beta-lactamase can become induced within bacteria that are exposed to those antibiotics. A number of tests will have to be run to determine which antibiotics will treat an infection caused by Klebsiella Aerogenes.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Klebsiella Aerogenes is a bacteria that can lead to having symptoms such as fever, nausea, and vomiting, and can be worsened if you suffer from a chronic disease or alcoholism. The Klebsiella genus of bacteria usually spreads through the hands, which is why all surfaces should be kept as sanitized as possible to prevent the spread of infection.

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly. Our Path-Guard solution and Path-Away Anti-Pathogenic Aerosol Solution can kill Klebsiella Aerogenes, as well as other bacteria and viruses, in under five minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your place is a healthier space. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.