CDC alerts clinicians after finding bacterium that causes melioidosis in Gulf Coast

For the first time, the CDC has identified the bacterium that causes melioidosis in domestic environmental samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.
The agency is alerting health care providers across the United States to be aware of signs of the disease and the potential for more cases.
Melioidosis is a rare and serious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which is found in contaminated water and soil, according to a CDC press release. Only about 12 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. every year, most in patients who traveled to a country where the bacterium is

For the first time, the CDC has identified the bacterium that causes melioidosis in domestic environmental samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.
The agency is alerting health care providers across the United States to be aware of signs of the disease and the potential for more cases.
Melioidosis is a rare and serious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which is found in contaminated water and soil, according to a CDC press release. Only about 12 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. every year, most in patients who traveled to a country where the bacterium is