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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Jan-Feb;6(1):56-9.

Burkholderia pseudomallei traced to water treatment plant in Australia.

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Western Australian Centre for Pathology and Medical Research, Nedlands, Australia. tim.inglis@health.wa.gov.au

Abstract

Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from environmental specimens 1 year after an outbreak of acute melioidosis in a remote coastal community in northwestern Australia. B. pseudomallei was isolated from a water storage tank and from spray formed in a pH-raising aerator unit. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis confirmed the aerator and storage tank isolates were identical to the outbreak strain, WKo97.

PMID:
10653571
PMCID:
PMC2627980
DOI:
10.3201/eid0601.000110
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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