What Drives the Occurrence of the Melioidosis Bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in Domestic Gardens?

@inproceedings{Kaestli2015WhatDT,
  title={What Drives the Occurrence of the Melioidosis Bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in Domestic Gardens?},
  author={Mirjam E Kaestli and Glenda Harrington and Mark Mayo and Mark D. Chatfield and Ian Harrington and Audrey P Hill and Niels Munksgaard and Karen Gibb and Bart J. Currie},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2015}
}
Melioidosis is an often fatal infectious disease affecting humans and animals in tropical regions and is caused by the saprophytic environmental bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Domestic gardens are not only a common source of exposure to soil and thus to B. pseudomallei, but they also have been found to contain more B. pseudomallei than other environments. In this study we addressed whether anthropogenic manipulations common to gardens such as irrigation or fertilizers change the… CONTINUE READING
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