In the past 2 decades, Burkholderia cepacia has emerged as a human pathogen causing numerous outbreaks, particularly among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.

Burkholderia cepacia is a group of bacteria found in soil, water, and other moist environments. Preliminary reports indicate that contaminated oral liquid docusate product may be related to cases in one state involved in the outbreak. One highly transmissible strain has spread across North America and Britain, and another between hospitalized CF and non-CF patients.

We report an outbreak of subclavian catheter-related Burkholderia cepacia bacteremia in nine patients undergoing hemodialysis. Three-Year Outbreak of Pseudobacteremia With Burkholderia cepacia Traced to a Contaminated Blood Gas Analyzer - Volume 17 Issue 11 - Denise Gravel-Tropper, Mary Lee Sample, Catherine Oxley, Baldwin Toye, Donald E. Woods, Gary E. Garber Host and pathogen features associated with mortality were evaluated among patients with B. cepacia complex bacteremia. The CDC and the FDA is currently investigating. Outbreaks of infection are usually caused by contamination of the water supply, water treatment, distribution system, or dialyzer reprocessing. Subject: Burkholderia Cepacia Outbreaks Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) There has been reports of multistate outbreak of B. cepacia infections. While the bacteria is generally harmless to healthy individuals, it can cause life-threatening infections in those with weakened immune systems. Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex infections associated with contaminated octenidine mouthwash solution, Germany, August to September 2018 Sören L. Becker 1, Fabian K. Berger 1, Susanne K. Feldner 2, Irem Karliova 2, Manfred Haber 3, Alexander Mellmann 4, Hans-Joachim Schäfers 2, … Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is a Gram-negative bacterium commonly found in moist environments and soil. The relative virulence of each is unknown. We describe an outbreak of Burkholderia stabilis associated with contaminated washing gloves, a commercially available Class I medical device. Introduction. Multistate Outbreaks of Burkholderia Cepacia Complex Infections Due to Contaminated Medical Products Matthew B Crist, MD, MPH Medical Officer, Response Team Division of Health Care Quality Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 25, 2019 A B. cepacia strain genotypically identical to the blood isolates was recovered from the upper surface of capped rubber stoppers of bottles of a commercial lipid emulsion used for parenteral nutrition. The Burkholderia cepacia complex includes 9 genomovars. B. cepacia is more usually a colonizer rather than an infecting organism , .It is intrinsically resistant to aminoglycosides and first- and second-generation cephalosporins .