Septicemia -- Bacteremia
                              # 10. cause of death in 2005

About 750,000 people in the United States get severe sepsis each year, and more than 200,000 people die of it.
Those at increased risk include older adults, hospital and surgery patients, and people with impaired immune systems.
Causes: bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal.

Below are a few of the microorganisms which studies show cause blood poisoning
                   EPA lists 5 groups as
primary pathogens in sludge biosolids
                           12 are
coliform which EPA claims do not cause disease
    Many of the microorganisms cause
Necrotizing infections - flesh eating bacteria

Prompt antibiotic therapy usually succeeds in clearing bacteria from the bloodstream. Recurrence may indicate an
undiscovered site of infection [biofilm]. Untreated bacteria in the blood may spread, causing infection of the heart
(endocarditis or pericarditis) or infection of the covering of the central nervous system (meningitis), pneumonia, kidney
disease, liver disease, etc.

Achromobacter -- bacteremia --
Actinobacillus -- Septicemia
Aerococcus spp -- bacteremia
Aeromonas -- bacteremia -- necrotizing fasciitis and myonecrosis
Agrobacterium -- bacteremia and possible septic arthritis
BRUCELLA: -- bacteremia -- Chronic Infectious Arthritis
Budvicia -- sepsis
Campylobacter jejuni -- bacteremia
    EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids
8. Cedecea -- bacteremia           (coliform)
9. Chromobacterium -- Sepsis -- metastatic abscesses similar to melioidosis..."
Citrobacter -- bacteremia -- septic shock  (coliform)
11. Desulfovibrio -- bacteremia
E.  coli -- bacteremia --  (coliform)
    EPA lists as Primary
Pathogen in sludge biosolids
11. Edwardsiella -- Septicemia      (coliform)
12 Enterobacter -- septicemia,         (coliform)
13.  Enterococcus --, bacteremia,
Erwinia -- septicemia
Erysipelothrix  -- Systemic bloodstream infection
Ewingella    -- bacteremia and sepsis   (coliform)
17. Flavobacterium -- Bacteremic necrotizing fasciitis
Francisella philomiragia -- Fatal Bacteremia
Fusobacterium  -- septicaemia
Haemophilus i--, bacteremia -- septic arthritis,
Helicobacter -- septicaemia
Kingella -- bacteremia -- septic arthritis
Kluyvera -- sepsis,              (coliform)
24. Koserella  -- septic knee -- transient  bacteremia  (coliform)
25. Legionella -- bacteremia
Leminorella -- bacteria       (coliform)
27. Listeria -- sepsis --
Moraxella -- bacteremia -- septic arthritis
Morganella -- bacteremia -- sepsis   (coliform)
30. Mycoplasma -- severe anemia
Pasteurella --  hemorrhagic septicemias
Peptostreptococcus --
Rahnella -- bacteremia
Rhizobium radiobacter -- bacteraemia
Salmonella -- bacteremia -- septic arthritis, (coliform)
    EPA lists as Primary
Pathogen in sludge biosolids
36. Selenomonas sputigena -- Septicemia
37. Spirochaetales -- bacteremia
Staphylococcus -- bacteremia -- toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
Streptobacillus moniliformis -- septic arthritis
Streptococcus -- Septicemia --  toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
Streptomyces -- bacteremia -- septic shock
Tatumella -- bacteremia -- sepsis
Tsukamurella -- bacteremia
Veillonella -- bacteremia
Vibrio  -- Septicemia -- septic shock,
    EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids
46. Xanthomonas maltophilia -- Septicemia
Yersinia -- septicemia        (coliform)
48. Zymomonas:--  bacteraemia -- septicemia

Enteroviruses:-- spread throughout the body through the blood stream
    EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids
50. Papillomavirus -- spread of virus through blood -- survive for hundreds of years
Pestivirus -- bleeding disorders
Retrovirus -  Murine leukemia virus

Zygomycetes -- blood vessel-invading -- leukemia, lymphoma,

Baby Calf Health: Common Diarrheal Diseases
E. coli -- Rota virus --  Corona virus -- Clostridium perfringens -- Cryptosporidiosis -- Coccidiosis -- Salmonellosis

Three disease conditions occur; septicemic, enteric, and/or carrier. Calves with the septicemic form can die with no
clinical signs (slight depression and in appetence) or diarrhea and colic with convulsions. The course of disease is a
few hours, but rarely more than 1-2 days. The enteric form is most common. Calves will have slightly watery diarrhea,
changing to voluminous feces with mucosal shreds, casts and/or blood. Initially, calves will have a fever but their
temperature falls rapidly as dehydration progresses. Chronic salmonellosis is responsible for the carrier state. Carrier
calves are typically 6-8 weeks old. They will have loose stool but not diarrhea. Body temperature will be normal to
slightly elevated. These calves fail to thrive as evidenced by a rough hair coat and undersized body. Salmonella
control is best achieved by good management practices including individual calf hutches with adequate spacing.
Vaccinations have minimal effect.

Systemic infection occurs when large numbers of pathogenic E coli gain access to the bloodstream from the
respiratory tract or intestine. Bacteremia progresses to septicemia and death, or the infection extends to serosal
surfaces, pericardium, joints, and other organs.

Back to deaths
Septicemia is the presence of bacteria in the
blood (
bacteremia) and is often associated
with severe disease. -- Septicemia is a
serious, life-threatening infection that gets
worse very quickly. It can arise from infections
throughout the body, including infections in
the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may
come before or at the same time as infections
of the bone (
osteomyelitis), central nervous
system (
meningitis), or other tissues. --
Alternative Names:     
Blood poisoning; Bacteremia with sepsis

Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the
bloodstream; sepsis is a bacterial infection in
the bloodstream. Temporary bacteremia may
occur during dental procedures or
toothbrushing, because bacteria living on the
gums around the teeth are forced into the

Sepsis (see Bacteremia, Sepsis, and Septic
Shock: Bacteremia and Sepsis), a severe
blood infection, introduces a large number of
bacteria into the bloodstream. When the
number of bacteria in the bloodstream is
large enough, endocarditis can develop, even
in people who have normal heart valves

Infectious arthritis (
septic arthritis) is infection
in the fluid and tissues of a joint usually
caused by bacteria, but sometimes caused by
viruses or fungi.

Septic shock is a condition caused by an
infection in the bloodstream (sepsis) in which
blood pressure falls dangerously low and
many organs malfunction because of
inadequate blood flow.

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is caused by a
toxin produced by certain types of
Staphylococcus bacteria. (A similar
syndrome, called toxic shock–like syndrome
(TSLS), can be caused by Streptococcus