Burkholderia lata Infections from Intrinsically Contaminated Chlorhexidine Mouthwash, Australia, 2016
Lex EX Leong, Diana Lagana, Glen P Carter, Qinning Wang, Kija Smith, Tim P Stinear, David Shaw, Vitali Sintchenko, Steven L Wesselingh, Ivan Bastian, Geraint B Rogers
Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2018
Burkholderia lata was isolated from 8 intensive care patients at 2 tertiary hospitals in Australia. Whole-genome sequencing demonstrated that clinical and environmental isolates originated from a batch of contaminated commercial chlorhexidine mouthwash. Genomic analysis identified efflux pump-encoding genes as potential facilitators of bacterial persistence within this biocide.