Klebsiella Edwardsii

What Is Klebsiella Edwaardsii?

Klebsiella Edwaardsii is a bacteria that occurs naturally in the soil and is also prevalent in hospitals. This means it can be quite commonplace in the environment. While it tends to boost crop yields, it can be detrimental to humans if there is direct exposure.
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 Edwaardsii, as well as those who do not follow proper hand hygiene.

Symptoms of Klebsiella Edwaardsii

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


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 Edwaardsii 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.


Preventing getting infected by Klebsiella Edwaardsii 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 have been found to be especially effective against all Klebsiella bacteria that are Gram-negative.

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


Currently, the best cure available for Klebsiella Edwaardsi involves taking certain antibiotics. However, these will only work if the infection is not drug-resistant. A number of tests will have to be run to determine which antibiotics will be able to treat an infection caused by Klebsiella Edwaardsii.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Klebsiella Edwaardsii 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 Edwaardsii, 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.