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A study of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the environment of farms in Thanlyin and Hmawbi townships, Myanmar

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Melioidosis is a tropical infection, first described in Myanmar but now rarely diagnosed there, which is widespread in Southeast Asia. The infection is predominantly acquired by people and animals through contact with soil or water. This study aimed to detect the causative organism, Burkholderia pseudomallei, in environmental samples from farms in Thanlyin and Hmawbi townships near Yangon, Myanmar. One hundred and twenty soil samples and 12 water samples were collected and processed using sta...

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Peer review status:
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10.4269/ajtmh.18-0678

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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal:
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
100
Issue:
5
Pages:
1082-1084
Publication date:
2019-02-18
Acceptance date:
2019-12-21
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:974962
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uuid:2388748a-71ed-40ad-9668-7d877dffd415
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pubs:974962
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974962
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2019-02-21

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