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Volume 6, Number 1—February 2000


Burkholderia pseudomallei Traced to Water Treatment Plant in Australia

Timothy J.J. Inglis*Comments to Author , Stuart C. Garrow†, Mandy Henderson*, Adele Clair*, Judy Sampson*, Lyn O'Reilly*, and Bob Cameron†
Author affiliations: *Western Australian Centre for Pathology and Medical Research, Nedlands, Australia; †Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, Australia

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Results of 1999 environmental samples from outbreak vicinity

Sample Burkholderia pseudomallei WKo97
All bores -
Bore line root soil + -
Acacia root soil + -
Upper spray + +
Lower spray + +
Tray biofilm -
Sump water -
Sump biofilm -
Storage tank
Surface water -
Deep water + +
Sediment + +
Prechlorinator -
Postchlorinator -
High-level tank -
Domestic tap water -
Backyard tap + -
Storage tank repeat
Deep water -

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