Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 5th, 2005
"We conducted an environmental survey in the Liverpool adult cystic fibrosis (CF) center in order to determine the extent of environmental contamination with an epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that colonizes most CF patients in Liverpool, and to identify possible reservoirs and routes of cross-infection.
"In addition, we studied the survival of this strain on dry surfaces, compared with that of other CF P. aeruginosa strains, to explore factors that might contribute to its high transmissibility," investigators in...
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