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Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

By: Dillon Little

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There is no Cell Wall or locomotive structure in Mycoplasma Pneumoniae. This bacteria only has a Cell Membrane and Genetic Material.
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Mycoplasma Pneumoniae is a bacteria. This bacteria effects the Respiratory System. This bacteria spreads by airborne droplets when you sneeze and cough. This bacteria gives you a severe and potentially lethal bacterial infection.


This bacteria is most likely to infect school aged children and young adults. The people who are most likely to get this bacteria from exposure are Medical workers and others who are exposed to airborne contamination.


Some of the symptoms that this bacteria causes is a sore throat, fatigue, a fever, slowly worsening cough, and a headache. This bacteria causes damage to the kidneys which can result in Kidney problems and Pneumonia also causes skin damage from the rash that comes with it.


This bacterias pathogen is most commonly found in the United States. Where more than two million people have it at the same time.


Some ways to prevent yourself from getting this bacteria is to wash your hands regularly and to stay away from people who are sick. Some ways to prevent others from getting the bacteria is to cover when you cough and sneeze and to wash your hands regularly. The only treatments for this bacteria are antibiotics because there is no vaccine.