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Evaluation of a latex agglutination assay for the identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei.

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Cases of melioidosis and glanders are rare in the United States, but the etiologic agents of each disease (Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei, respectively) are classified as Tier 1 select agents because of concerns about their potential use as bioterrorism agents. A rapid, highly sensitive, and portable assay for clinical laboratories and field use is required. Our laboratory has further evaluated a latex agglutination assay for its ability to identify B. pseudomallei and B. m...

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10.4269/ajtmh.14-0025

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
90
Issue:
6
Pages:
1043-1046
Publication date:
2014-06-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:a84bb70a-e4a4-4a0b-a907-adbbf21e5078
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462293
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pubs:462293

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