Use of whole-genome sequencing to link Burkholderia pseudomallei from air sampling to mediastinal melioidosis, Australia

Bart Currie, Erin Price, Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Vanessa Rigas, Ian Bruce Harrington, Glenda Harrington, Derek Sarovich

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2052-2054
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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