Presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Soil, Nigeria, 2019

Jelmer Savelkoel, Rita O. Oladele, Chiedozie K. Ojide, Rebecca F. Peters, Daan W. Notermans, Justina O. Makinwa, Maaike C. de Vries, Marion A. E. Sunter, S. bastien Matamoros, Nasiru Abdullahi, Uche S. Unigwe, Alani S. Akanmu, W. Joost Wiersinga, Emma Birnie

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Melioidosis, caused by the soil-dwelling bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, is predicted to be endemic in Nigeria but is only occasionally reported. This report documents the systematic identification of the presence of B. pseudomallei and B. thailandensis in the soil across multiple states in Nigeria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1075
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023

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