Airborne Transmission of Melioidosis to Humans from Environmental Aerosols Contaminated with B. pseudomallei

@inproceedings{Chen2015AirborneTO,
  title={Airborne Transmission of Melioidosis to Humans from Environmental Aerosols Contaminated with B. pseudomallei},
  author={Pulong Chen and Yao-Shen Chen and Hsi-Hsun Lin and Pei-Ju Liu and Wei-Fan Ni and Pei-Tan Hsueh and Shih-Hsiung Liang and Chialin Chen and Ya-Lei Chen and Pamela L. C. Small},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2015}
}
Melioidosis results from an infection with the soil-borne pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, and cases of melioidosis usually cluster after rains or a typhoon. In an endemic area of Taiwan, B. pseudomallei is primarily geographically distributed in cropped fields in the northwest of this area, whereas melioidosis cases are distributed in a densely populated district in the southeast. We hypothesized that contaminated cropped fields generated aerosols contaminated with B. pseudomallei, which… CONTINUE READING

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