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Volume 89, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Two cases of melioidosis at a residence in rural northern Australia were linked to the unchlorinated domestic bore (automated well) water supply, which was found to have a high concentration of . Using multilocus sequence typing, clinical isolates from both cases were identical to an isolate from the bore water supply. A simple UV sterilizer reduced from the domestic water supply to undetectable levels. We have shown that UV treatment is highly effective for remediation of water contaminated with and recommend its consideration in households where individuals may be at heightened risk of contracting melioidosis.

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  • Received : 23 Feb 2013
  • Accepted : 13 May 2013

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