Melissa Benoit

How could I get Burkolderia cepacia complex?

Burkholderia cepacia complex can be picked up from the environment and can be passed from one person with CF to another person with CF. Some species are more common in the environment (soil and water) and others are rarely seen in the environment and are more commonly spread from person-to-person. Burkholderia multivorans and Burkholderia gladioli are most often picked up from the environment. Burkholderia cenocepacia ET12 is rarely found in the environment and is more likely to be acquired from someone else with CF.