Newly Identified Oral Bacterium Linked to Heart Disease and Meningitis, University of Zurich Study  
2/23/2012 7:16:50 AM

A novel bacterium, thought to be a common inhabitant of the oral cavity, has the potential to cause serious disease if it enters the bloodstream, according to a study in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Its identification will allow scientists to work out how it causes disease and evaluate the risk that it poses.