Epidemiology and investigation of melioidosis, southern Arizona

Tasha Stewart, David M. Engelthaler, David D. Blaney, Apichai Tuanyok, Eric Wangsness, Theresa L. Smith, Talima Pearson, Kenneth K. Komatsu, Paul Keim, Bart J. Currie, Craig Levy, Rebecca Sunenshine

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Burkholderia pseudomallei is a bacterium endemic to Southeast Asia and northern Australia, but it has not been found to occur endemically in the United States. We report an ostensibly autochthonous case of melioidosis in the United States. Despite an extensive investigation, the source of exposure was not identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1286-1288
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Stewart, T., Engelthaler, D. M., Blaney, D. D., Tuanyok, A., Wangsness, E., Smith, T. L., Pearson, T., Komatsu, K. K., Keim, P., Currie, B. J., Levy, C., & Sunenshine, R. (2011). Epidemiology and investigation of melioidosis, southern Arizona. Emerging infectious diseases, 17(7), 1286-1288. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1707.100661