Two mechanics working at a garage in tropical northern Australia simultaneously developed upper limb melioidosis ulcers. Both patients had Burkholderia pseudomallei of identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type (Spe I). Environmental sampling identified B. pseudomallei in a container of commercial hand wash detergent as the likely source of infection, although there were multiple isolates of different PFGE types to the clinical isolates.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
Gal, D., Mayo, M., Smith-Vaughan, H., Dasari, P., McKinnon, M., Jacups, S., Urquhart, A., Hassell, M., & Currie, B. (2004). Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 71(3), 360-362.