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Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Nov;21(11):2052-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2111.141802.

Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing to Link Burkholderia pseudomallei from Air Sampling to Mediastinal Melioidosis, Australia.

Abstract

The frequency with which melioidosis results from inhalation rather than percutaneous inoculation or ingestion is unknown. We recovered Burkholderia pseudomallei from air samples at the residence of a patient with presumptive inhalational melioidosis and used whole-genome sequencing to link the environmental bacteria to B. pseudomallei recovered from the patient.

KEYWORDS:

Australia; Burkholderia pseudomallei; bacteria; biothreat; genome; gram-negative bacterial infections; melioidosis; pathogen transmission; pneumonia; zoonoses

PMID:
26488732
PMCID:
PMC4622230
DOI:
10.3201/eid2111.141802
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