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.
Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Harrington, G., Cheng, A., Ward, L., Karp, D., Jolly, P., Godoy, D., Spratt, B., & Currie, B. (2011). Burkholderia pseudomallei in unchlorinated domestic bore water, Tropical Northern Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(7), 1283-1285. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1707.100614