Burkholderia pseudomallei in Soil, US Virgin Islands, 2019

Nathan E. Stone, Carina M. Hall, A. Springer Browne, Jason W. Sahl, Shelby M. Hutton, Ella Santana-Propper, Kimberly R. Celona, Irene Guendel, Cosme J. Harrison, Jay E. Gee, Mindy G. Elrod, Joseph D. Busch, Alex R. Hoffmaster, Esther M. Ellis, David M. Wagner

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Abstract

The distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the Caribbean is poorly understood. We isolated B. pseudomallei from US Virgin Islands soil. The soil isolate was genetically similar to other isolates from the Caribbean, suggesting that B. pseudomallei might have been introduced to the islands multiple times through severe weather events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2773-2775
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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