Flavobacterium indologenes (Flavobacterium Group IIb)

An aerobic, oxidase-positive, indole-positive, gram-negative bacillus that produces a bright yellow pigmented colony. They are found in raw meat, poultry, vegetables, dairy products, soil and water. A significant source of infections include heated and unheated nebulizers, water baths, sink faucets, distilled water lines, dental chair spray units, and cold humidifiers. Rarely associated with nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections in man.

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