Burkholderia pseudomallei in unchlorinated domestic bore water, Tropical Northern Australia

Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Glenda Harrington, Allen Cheng, Linda Ward, Danuta Karp, Peter Jolly, Daniel Godoy, Brian Spratt, Bart Currie

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To determine whether unchlorinated bore water in northern Australia contained Burkholderia pseudomallei organisms, we sampled 55 bores; 18 (33%) were culture positive. Multilocus sequence typing identified 15 sequence types. The B. pseudomallei sequence type from 1 water sample matched a clinical isolate from a resident with melioidosis on the same property.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1285
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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