Whole genome sequencing of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium abscessus isolates has shown the organism is spreading worldwide in the cystic fibrosis community possibly via cross-infection. The similarity between over 1,000 isolates from patients at cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics in Europe, the US and Australia, suggests infections may be transmitted person-to-person as well as acquired from the ...
Mycobacterium spreading among CF patients globally
By Mardi Chapman
23 Nov 2016