Burkholderia pseudomallei is a bacterium endemic to Southeast Asia and northern Australia, but it has not been found to occur endemically in the United States. We report an ostensibly autochthonous case of melioidosis in the United States. Despite an extensive investigation, the source of exposure was not identified.
Stewart, T., Engelthaler, D. M., Blaney, D., Tuanyok, A., Wangsness, E., Smith, T., Pearson, T., Komatsu, K., Keim, P. S., Currie, B., Levy, C., & Sunenshine, R. (2011). Epidemiology and investigation of melioidosis, Southern Arizona. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(7), 1286-1288. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1707.100661