Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

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Recently, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked Chennai-based Global Pharma Healthcare's eye drops to the likelihood of a highly drug-resistant bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa.

About Pseudomonas aeruginosa:

  • It is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria commonly found in the environment, for example in soil and water.
  • It can be spread to people in healthcare settings through contaminated surfaces, hands, and equipment.
  • It is capable of causing a variety of infections. 
  • It causes infections among immunocompromised hosts, extreme versatility, antibiotic resistance, and a wide range of dynamic defences making it an extremely challenging organism to treat in modern-day medicine.
  • Treatment:Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics for its treatment.


Q1) What is an antibiotic?

Antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply.

Source: Health Ministry finds eye drop of standard quality' after CDC flagged concerns: Report