Molecular epidemiology of glanders, Pakistan

Heidie Hornstra, Talima R Pearson, Shalamar Georgia, Andrew Liguori, Julia Dale, Erin Price, Matthew O'Neill, David DeShazer, Ghulam Muhammad, Muhammad Saqib, Abeera Naureen, Paul S Keim

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We collected epidemiologic and molecular data from Burkholderia mallei isolates from equines in Punjab, Pakistan from 1999 through 2007. We show that recent outbreaks are genetically distinct from available whole genome sequences and that these genotypes are persistent and ubiquitous in Punjab, probably because of human-mediated movement of equines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2036-2039
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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Hornstra, H., Pearson, T. R., Georgia, S., Liguori, A., Dale, J., Price, E., O'Neill, M., DeShazer, D., Muhammad, G., Saqib, M., Naureen, A., & Keim, P. S. (2009). Molecular epidemiology of glanders, Pakistan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(12), 2036-2039.