TITLE

Transmission of Pseudomonas aeruginosa epidemic strain from a patient with cystic fibrosis to a pet cat

AUTHOR(S)
Mohan, K.; Fothergill, J. L.; Storrar, J.; Ledson, M. J.; Winstanley, C.; Walshaw, M. J.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Thorax;Sep2008, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p839
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Chronic infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is common in cystic fibrosis (CE) and certain strains are more transmissible and virulent than others. Of these, the Liverpool Epidemic Strain (LES) is highly transmissible and cross infection has been reported between patients with CE and healthy non-CE relatives. However, the risk of transmission from humans to animals is unknown. The first report of interspecies transmission of the LES strain of P aeruginosa from an adult patient with CE to a pet cat is described. This development further complicates the issue of infection control policies required to prevent the spread of this organism.
ACCESSION #
34395953

 

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