Association of the Melioidosis Agent Burkholderia pseudomallei with Water Parameters in Rural Water Supplies in Northern Australia

A Draper, M Mayo, Glenda Harrington, D Karp, D Yinfoo, L Ward, Asha Haslem, Bart Currie, Mirjam Kaestli

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    Abstract

    We analyzed water parameters and the occurrence of the melioidosis agent Burkholderia pseudomallei in 47 water bores in Northern Australia. B. pseudomallei was associated with soft, acidic bore water of low salinity but high iron levels. This finding aids in identifying water supplies at risk of contamination with this pathogenic bacterium.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5305-5307
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Volume76
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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    Draper, A., Mayo, M., Harrington, G., Karp, D., Yinfoo, D., Ward, L., Haslem, A., Currie, B., & Kaestli, M. (2010). Association of the Melioidosis Agent Burkholderia pseudomallei with Water Parameters in Rural Water Supplies in Northern Australia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(15), 5305-5307. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00287-10