Melioidosis in a Resident of Texas with No Recent Travel History, United States

Caitlin M. Cossaboom, Atanaska Marinova-Petkova, Jonathan Strysko, Gretchen Rodriguez, Trevor Maness, Jaime Ocampo, Jay E. Gee, Mindy G. Elrod, Christopher A. Gulvik, Lindy Liu, William A. Bower, Alex R. Hoffmaster (+9 others)
2020 Emerging Infectious Diseases  
To our knowledge, environmental isolation of Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, from the continental United States has not been reported. We report a case of melioidosis in a Texas resident. Genomic analysis indicated that the isolate groups with B. pseudomallei isolates from patients in the same region, suggesting possible endemicity to this region.
doi:10.3201/eid2606.190975 pmid:32442394 fatcat:yphlhnph2bd3hey5gov4yeanyy