Pseudomonas aeruginosa in public swimming pools and bathroom water of patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Barben2005PseudomonasAI,
  title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa in public swimming pools and bathroom water of patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Juerg U Barben and Gaudenz Hafen and J{\"u}rg Schmid},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={227-31}
}
INTRODUCTION Acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is a marker of poor survival. PA is a ubiquitous pathogen prevalent in humid conditions. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of PA in public swimming pools, as well as from water taps. METHODS Water was collected from public indoor and outdoor pools in the area of St. Gallen, Switzerland. In addition, standing and running water was sampled from bathroom water taps of 50 patients… CONTINUE READING

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