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March 11, 2016
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Elizabethkingia Resources and Image Library

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections caused by bacteria called Elizabethkingia. Illness associated with Elizabethkingia typically affects people with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions, and can lead to death.

Elizabethkingia Resources

  • Elizabethkingia web page: This page contains information about the current outbreak and investigation.  This page also contains the number of cases, which is updated every Wednesday.
  • Elizabethkingia press release: Issued March 2, 2016 regarding the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Investigating Bacterial Bloodstream Infections.

Elizabethkingia Image Library

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Bacteriology Reference has provided the four images of Elizabethkingia that the media can download and and use as a visual for Elizabethkingia stories. The images must include a photo credit of "CDC's Special Bacteriology Reference Lab." If there is not enough room for the full credit, "CDC" can be used for the photo credit.

Elizabethkingia Anophelis - culture plate

Elizabethkingia anophelis plate

Elizabethkingia anophelis growing on a blood agar plate.

Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Bacteriology Reference Lab.

Elizabethkingia Anophelis culture

Elizabethkingia anophelis 1

Single colonies of Elizabethkingia anophelis growing on blood agar.

Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Bacteriology Reference Lab.

CDC Disease Detectives collect samples looking for the source of Elizabethkingia anophelis

CDC Disease Detective

CDC Disease Detectives collect samples looking for the source of Elizabethkingia anophelis

Elizabethkingia Anophelis culture

Elizabethkingia anophelis 2

Pictured here is a 4.0X magnification of a single colony of Elizabethkingia anophelis.

Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Bacteriology Reference Lab.
 

Elizabethkingia Anophelis culture

Elizabethkingia anophelis 3

Three individual Elizabethkingia anophelis colonies growing next to each other on blood agar.

Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Bacteriology Reference Lab.

CDC Disease Detectives collect samples looking for the source of Elizabethkingia anophelis

CDC Disease Detective

CDC Disease Detectives collect samples looking for the source of Elizabethkingia anophelis