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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Mar;13(3):458-61.

Environmental Burkholderia cepacia complex isolates in human infections.

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Warwick University, Coventry, Wales, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), found in many environments, are associated with clinical infections. Examining diverse species and strains from different environments with multilocus sequence typing, we identified > 20% of 381 clinical isolates as indistinguishable from those in the environment. This finding links the natural environment with the emergence of many Bcc infections.

PMID:
17552100
PMCID:
PMC2725883
DOI:
10.3201/eid1303.060403
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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