Volume 71, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Two mechanics working at a garage in tropical northern Australia simultaneously developed upper limb melioidosis ulcers. Both patients had of identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type ( I). Environmental sampling identified in a container of commercial hand wash detergent as the likely source of infection, although there were multiple isolates of different PFGE types to the clinical isolates.


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  • Received : 15 Jan 2004
  • Accepted : 05 Apr 2004

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