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We identified 10 patients in Thailand with culture-confirmed melioidosis who had Burkholderia pseudomallei isolated from their drinking water. The multilocus sequence type of B. pseudomallei from clinical specimens and water samples were identical for 2 patients. This finding suggests that drinking water is a preventable source of B. pseudomallei infection.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2002.121891

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

02/2014

Volume

20

Pages

265 - 268

Keywords

Humans, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Melioidosis, DNA, Bacterial, Seasons, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Thailand, Female, Male, Multilocus Sequence Typing, Drinking Water