Infectious diseases

Researchers track the origin of Burkholderia pseudomallei

The Burkholderia pseudomallei organism that causes the infectious tropical disease meliodosis originated in Australia before being introduced to Southeast Asia, with subsequent spread to Africa and the Americas, international research has revealed. The researchers led by the UK’s Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute together with a team from the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin ...

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