Latest Burkholderia cenocepacia Stories

2014-04-22 23:01:55

Computer model of pathogens paves way for new treatments. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The two species of bacteria are genetically similar – both contagious, both drug resistant, both preying upon people with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems – yet they go about their sinister work very differently. There is much to be learned both from how they are alike and how they differ, and so researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have recreated them...

2012-04-23 12:47:00

Pathogen interferes with important survival process in cells whose job is to fight infection Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis. The bacterium, Burkholderia cenocepacia, causes a severe and persistent lung infection in patients with CF and is resistant to nearly all known antibiotics. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disorder characterized by a buildup of mucus in the lungs and other parts of the...

2006-11-22 15:00:59

Rockline Industries has recalled its store brand wet wipes after routine testing discovered the presence of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), a bacteria that can cause health problems for people already suffering from illness. The company said that the affected wet wipes, which have been sold in retail outlets such as Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, are likely to have a sour milk odor. As yet, there have been no reports of illness connected to the recall. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Latest Burkholderia cenocepacia Reference Libraries

2011-04-14 15:49:49

Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC), is a group of catalase-producing, non-lactose-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria composed of at least nine different species. It is an important human pathogen that often causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals with underlying lung disease. They are typically found in water and soil and can survive for prolonged periods in moist environments. Spread between people occurs often in hospitals, clinics, and camps. Infected hosts are often treated in...

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