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Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosis

Gal, Daniel, Mayo, Mark J., Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C., Dasari, Pallave, McKinnon, Melita, Jacups, Susan P., Urquhart, A. I., Hassell, M. and Currie, Bart J. (2004). Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,71(3):360-362.

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Title Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosis
Author Gal, Daniel
Mayo, Mark J.
Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C.
Dasari, Pallave
McKinnon, Melita
Jacups, Susan P.
Urquhart, A. I.
Hassell, M.
Currie, Bart J.
Journal Name American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date 2004
Volume Number 71
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0002-9637   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 360
End Page 362
Place of Publication USA
Publisher The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Two mechanics working at a garage in tropical northern Australia simultaneously developed upper limb melioidosis ulcers. Both patients had Burkholderia pseudomallei of identical pulsed-field get electrophoresis (PFGE) type (Spe I). Environmental sampling identified B. pseudomallei in a container of commercial hand wash detergent as the likely source of infection, although there were multiple isolates of different PFGE types to the clinical isolates.
Keywords microbial-contamination
pseudomonas-aeruginosa
dispensers
australia
thailand
 
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