On the 17th February 2016, the Taiwan defence ministry said it had "learned of an air defence missile system deployed" by the Chinese on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands . It would not say how many missiles had been deployed or when, but told the BBC they would be capable of targeting civilian and military aircraft from Vietnam or the Philippines. The commander of the US Pacific Fleet confirmed the deployment to Reuters news agency. Adm Harry Harris said such a move would be "a militarisation of the South China Sea in ways" Chinese military chairman Xi Jinping had pledged not to make. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said there were "serious concerns" over China's "unilateral move to change the status quo" in the region, and "we cannot accept this fact". Satellite images show a close-up of a section of beach, the shape of which resembles the northern coastline as it appears on other images, and point out two missiles batteries. Each battery is made up of four launchers and two control of the launchers appear to have been erected, says the report. Fox News quoted a US defence official as saying the missiles appeared to be the HQ-9 air defence system, with a range of about 200 km (125 miles).  
Both the presence of P. aeruginosa and its phenotype (., developing a mucoid biofilm due to production of alginate as well as high-level resistance to multiple antibiotics) have been shown to correlate with severity of patient illness ( 55 ). This mucoid property predicts chronic infection that cannot be cleared. CF patients with P. aeruginosa have a decreased life expectancy of 30 years, compared with 40 years in non-colonized patients. They also experience a more rapid decline in pulmonary function and more frequent hospitalizations ( 72 ). On the other hand, anti-Pseudomonal therapy that decreases sputum colonization is associated with improved pulmonary function and improvement in clinical scores ( 174 ) [ See chapter on Cystic Fibrosis & P. aeruginosa . ] P. aeruginosa in the paranasal sinuses in cystic fibrosis patients frequently leads to acute and chronic infections, commonly complicated by nasal polyps. P. aeruginosa is otherwise an extremely rare finding in the sinuses in the non-cystic fibrosis population.