Research for infection protection
Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)

Burkholderia cepacia
(bacterium incl. MDR)



Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Burkholderia cepacia is an aerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium with flagella. The germ belongs to the family of Burkholderiaceae.

Burkholderia cepacia may lead to respiratory tract infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection. 

MDR (multidrug resistance): the bacterium has an extensive resistance to many antibiotics such as aminoglycosides and polymyxin B. 

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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