Burkholderia pseudomallei in Soil, US Virgin Islands, 2019

Nathan E. Stone, Carina M. Hall, A. Springer Browne, Jason W. Sahl, Shelby M. Hutton, Ella Santana-Propper, Kimberly R. Celona, Irene Guendel, Cosme J. Harrison, Jay E. Gee, Mindy G. Elrod, Joseph D. Busch (+3 others)
2020 Emerging Infectious Diseases  
The distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the Caribbean is poorly understood. We isolated B. pseudomallei from US Virgin Islands soil. The soil isolate was genetically similar to other isolates from the Caribbean, suggesting that B. pseudomallei might have been introduced to the islands multiple times through severe weather events.
doi:10.3201/eid2611.191577 pmid:33079041 fatcat:gl5vfxlmjjacrmu6l5y5j7jn3y