dc.contributor.authorOng, Catherine E. L.
dc.contributor.authorWongsuvan, Gumphol
dc.contributor.authorChew, Janet S. W.
dc.contributor.authorKim, Tan Yian
dc.contributor.authorTeng, Low Hwee
dc.contributor.authorAmornchai, Premjit
dc.contributor.authorWuthiekanun, Vanaporn
dc.contributor.authorDay, Nicholas P. J.
dc.contributor.authorPeacock, Sharon J.
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Tan Yoke
dc.contributor.authorYap, Eric Peng Hua
dc.contributor.authorLimmathurotsakul, Direk
dc.identifier.citationOng, C. E. L., Wongsuvan, G., Chew, J. S. W., Kim, T. Y., Teng, L. H., Amornchai, P., et al. (2017). Presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Soil and Paddy Rice Water in a Rice Field in Northeast Thailand, but Not in Air and Rainwater. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97(6), 1702-1705.en_US
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental Burkholderia pseudomallei has been postulated to be aerosolized during ploughing and heavy rain, and could result in inhalational melioidosis. Here, we determined the presence of B. pseudomallei in soil, paddy field water (PFW), air, and rainwater samples in a single rice paddy field in Ubon Ratchathani, northeast Thailand. In 2012, we collected 100 soil samples during the dry season, 10 PFW samples during the monsoon season, 77 air samples during ploughing (N = 31) and heavy rains (N = 46), and 60 rainwater samples during 12 rain events. We found that 32 soil samples (32%), six PFW samples (60%), and none of the air and rainwater samples were culture positive for B. pseudomallei. Other soil bacteria were isolated from air and rainwater samples. Mean quantitative count of B. pseudomallei estimated from two culture-positive PFW samples was 200 colony forming units/mL. Our findings suggest that the risk of melioidosis acquisition by inhalation in Thailand might be low.en_US
dc.format.extent4 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_US
dc.rights© 2017 The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.subjectBurkholderia Pseudomalleien_US
dc.subjectSoil Microfloraen_US
dc.titlePresence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Soil and Paddy Rice Water in a Rice Field in Northeast Thailand, but Not in Air and Rainwateren_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolLee Kong Chian School of Medicineen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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