Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

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    • Recently, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked a made in India  product with contamination of a highly drug-resistant bacteria.
      • These had been allegedly traced to eyedrops under the brand name EzriCare Artificial Tears which has been manufactured by Chennai-based Global Pharma Healthcare.

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    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that can cause disease in plants and animals, including humans.
    • It is a species of considerable medical importance, as it is a multidrug resistant pathogen recognized for its intrinsically advanced antibiotic resistance mechanisms, and its association with  hospital-acquired infections such as ventilator-associated pneumonia and various sepsis syndromes.
    • It is found in soil, water and most human-made environments throughout the world. It thrives not only in normal atmospheres, but also in low-oxygen atmospheres, thus has colonised many natural and artificial environments.

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