Gram-negative nonfermenting obligate aerobe.
They are found in the environment, especially water including hospital water.
There has been an on going issue with outbreaks in Illinois is it an ongoing sporadic infection among critically ill patients or than a point source spread (PubMed).
In Australia it is found in Culicoides biting midge (PubMed) so maybe insects are the vector?
Elizabethkingia miricola is found in Asian Spotted Frogs (PubMed) and in the Mir space station. I am not certain what the two have in common.
Bacteremia, VAP, meningitis, usually nosocomial.
One study suggests lower mortality with quinolones (PubMed).
Relevant links to my Medscape blog
Last update: 05/05/18