The public health significance of finding autochthonous melioidosis cases in the continental United States

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Abstract

Recently, the pathogen that causes melioidosis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, was found in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi, United States of America, associated with human cases and as bacteria in the soil of affected areas. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the pathogen as endemic in the continental United States for the first time. This viewpoint discusses some issues that the research, public health com-munities, and government agencies need to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0011550
JournalPLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume17
Issue number8 August
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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