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Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), found in many environments, are associated with clinical infections. Examining diverse species and strains from different environments with multilocus sequence typing, we identified > 20% of 381 clinical isolates as indistinguishable from those in the environment. This finding links the natural environment with the emergence of many Bcc infections.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1303.060403

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

03/2007

Volume

13

Pages

458 - 461

Keywords

Australia, Burkholderia Infections, Burkholderia cepacia complex, Communicable Diseases, Emerging, DNA, Bacterial, Europe, Genetic Variation, Humans, North America, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Soil Microbiology, Species Specificity, Thailand