Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015
Clinical, Environmental, and Serologic Surveillance Studies of Melioidosis in Gabon, 2012–2013
|Site||Nearest village||Elevation, m||Land use||Soil type||Soil description||Sample holes positive, %|
|A||Lambaréné, Albert Schweitzer Hospital; lat. S 00°40′40.5, long. E 010°13′49.7||34||Football (soccer) field||Ferralsol||Yellowish-brown, clay fluvial sediments, not strongly humic, some gravel, poorly sorted sediment, decalcified||14|
|B||Lambaréné, Adouma; lat. S 00°40′50.2, long. E 010°13′31.5||14||Riverbed that is dry most of the year||Ferralsol, clay, orange, dry||Brownish yellow, clay fluvial sediments, moderately humic, some gravel, strong indicators of human interference||0|
|C||Makouké; lat. S 00°28′30.8, long. E 010°24′34.7||20||Cattle ranch||Ferrasol, orange, little stones, hard, rocky, less hard, orange||Yellowish brown, clay fluvial sediments, not strongly humic, some gravel, poorly sorted sediment, decalcified||4|
|D||Lambaréné, Adiwa; lat. S 00°41′06.0, long. E 010°13′43.5||8||Next to school (with Bps IHA positivity)||Ferralsol||Brownish yellow, clay fluvial sediments, moderately humic, some gravel, strong indicators of human interference||3|
|E||Lambaréné, Petit Paris 3; lat. S010°42′40.4, long. E 010°15′20.7||35||Cattle ranch||Savannah/ferralsol||Yellowish gray, well-sorted clay, weakly humic||0|
|F||Fougamou; lat. S 01°18′40.3, long. E 010°37′14.4||88||Savannah, grassland||Savannah/ferralsol||Yellowish gray, well-sorted clay, weakly humic||0|
|G||Massika II; lat. S 00°40′40.7, long. E 010°13′51.4||55||Football pitch||Ferralsol||Reddish brown, clay fluvial sediments, not strongly humic, sediment, decalcified||0|
|H||Mouila; lat. S 01°51′27.8, long. E 011°02′37.7||92||Rice paddy||Gleysol||Greyish yellow clay with ferric concretions, gleyic features, probably associated with rice cultivation||0|
*lat., latitude; long., longitude.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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