Bacterias poco comunes encontradas en la zona del Golfo por la investigación del Mississippi-CDC

The Mississippi State Department of Health, through a joint investigation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has discovered for the first time in the United States an uncommon bacteria that causes melioidosis.

. Melioidosis is a rare disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. These bacteria were identified in soil samples from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

Burkholderia pseudomallei is a soil-dwelling bacterium endemic to the world’s tropical and subtropical regions, such as Thailand and northern Australia, More recently, however, natural disasters have spread it to such areas as Southern China, Hong Kong, and countries in the Americas.


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