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

Author: 

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

Abstract: 

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.

KEYWORDS:

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