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Randomized soil survey of the distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in rice fields in Laos.

Abstract:

Melioidosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Southeast Asia, where the causative organism (Burkholderia pseudomallei) is present in the soil. In the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos), B. pseudomallei is a significant cause of sepsis around the capital, Vientiane, and has been isolated in soil near the city, adjacent to the Mekong River. We explored whether B. pseudomallei occurs in Lao soil distant from the Mekong River, drawing three axes across northwest, northeast, and ...

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10.1128/aem.01822-10

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Rattanavong, S More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
Amornchai, P More by this author
Sirisouk, J More by this author
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Journal:
Applied and environmental microbiology
Volume:
77
Issue:
2
Pages:
532-536
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1098-5336
ISSN:
0099-2240
URN:
uuid:36b484f1-ae81-49cb-8f28-ec0d78927039
Source identifiers:
94193
Local pid:
pubs:94193

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