Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates in 2 pet iguanas, California, USA

Ashley M. Zehnder, Michelle Hawkins, Marilyn A. Koski, Barry Lifland, Barbara A Byrne, Alexandra A. Swanson, Michael P. Rood, Jay E. Gee, Mindy Glass Elrod, Cari A. Beesley, David D. Blaney, Jean Ventura, Alex R. Hoffmaster, Emily S. Beeler

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Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, was isolated from abscesses of 2 pet green iguanas in California, USA. The international trade in iguanas may contribute to importation of this pathogen into countries where it is not endemic and put persons exposed to these animals at risk for infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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