Inter-country transfer of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus on plant bulbs.


Dunne K, Hagen F, Pomeroy N, Meis JF, Rogers TR.
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 29.


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 inter-country transfer of an emerging resistance mechanism in a major opportunistic mold pathogen.


Aspergillus fumigatus; environment; inter-country-transfer.; triazole-resistance