Laboratory Accident In South Korea: Pathogen Identified



The Korean CDC today has determined the source of the limited, previously “unknown” respiratory disease outbreak involving laboratory personnel at Konkuk University: Sacchearopolyspora rectivirgula (S.Rectivirgula).

We applaud Korean officials for their quick reporting of this matter and transparency in their investigative process.

Sacchearopolyspora is a well known cause of occupational exposures and triggers hypersensitivity pneumonia similar to that seen with Aspergillosis.


 

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Posted on: Dec 8, 2015 | Share:
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