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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Apr;48(4):1432-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01720-09. Epub 2010 Feb 10.

Distribution of melioidosis cases and viable Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil: evidence for emerging melioidosis in Taiwan.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Abstract

A survey for the prevalence if Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil in Taiwan found that its incidence is comparable to that in other regions of the world where melioidosis is endemic. The presence of identical genetic patterns among the clinical and environmental isolates evaluated suggested a link between the pathogens present in contaminated soil and the emergence of indigenous melioidosis.

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