Intercountry Transfer of Triazole-Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus on Plant Bulbs
SourceClinical Infectious Diseases, 65, 1, (2017), pp. 147-149
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
SubjectRadboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
We investigated whether plants imported to Ireland from the Netherlands might harbor triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus. Samples of plant bulbs were positive for triazole-resistant A. fumigatus with CYP51A mutations. We hypothesize that this represents a route for intercountry transfer of an emerging resistance mechanism in a major opportunistic mold pathogen.
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