Emerging pathogen in kids

Discovery

IN 1960, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, Elizabeth King isolated a new Gram-negative bacillus that was short (0.6—1 by 1—3 microns in size), had tapered ends, formed short chains or pairs, was beta-haemolytic on blood agar, and grew in both aerobic and anaerobic environments. 

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