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dc.contributor.authorKhamsing Vongphaylothen_US
dc.contributor.authorSayaphet Rattanavongen_US
dc.contributor.authorCatrin E. Mooreen_US
dc.contributor.authorRattanaphone Phetsouvanhen_US
dc.contributor.authorVanaporn Wuthiekanunen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmphonesavanh Sengdouangphachanhen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhonlavanh Phouminhen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaul N. Newtonen_US
dc.contributor.authorYves Buissonen_US
dc.contributor.otherInstitut de la Francophonie pour la Médecine Tropicaleen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahosot Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Oxforden_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.86, No.5 (2012), 872-877en_US
dc.description.abstractThe causal agent of melioidosis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, has been cultured from paddy fields in the Lao PDR. We carried out a pilot study to examine the relationship between bacterial soil contamination and that of nearby surface waters in Saravane Province. Soil sampling was conducted at a depth of 30 cm (100 holes in a 45 x 45 m grid) at two sites, East and West Saravane. Moore's swabs were used for water sampling of paddy fields, lakes, rivers, boreholes, and storage tanks within 2 km of the two soil sampling sites. B. pseudomallei from soil and water were cultured on Ashdown's agar. Thirty-six percent and 6% of water samples collected around East and West Saravane, respectively, were culture positive for B. pseudomallei. Low pH and high turbidity were independently associated with culture of B. pseudomallei. Most positive water samples were from the Sedone River, downstream of the East Saravane site. Moore's swabs are simple and inexpensive tools for detecting B. pseudomallei in surface waters. Copyright © 2012 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleBurkholderia pseudomallei detection in surface water in Southern Laos using Moore's swabsen_US
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