Rare Bacteria Discovered on the MS Gulf Coast


www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-07-27 17:46:19

Rare Bacteria Discovered On The MS Gulf Coast

JACKSON, Miss.  Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health – through a joint investigation with the CDC – is announcing the discovery of an uncommon bacteria (that causes melioidosis) identified in the environment in the United States for the first time.

Melioidosis is a rare disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. These bacteria were identified in soil samples from the…

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