What bacteria was found in US soil?

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asked Jul 27, 2023 in Science by Sewelles (880 points)
What bacteria was found in US soil?

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answered Jul 28, 2023 by lightsensor (25,380 points)
The bacteria that was found in US soil is Burkholderia pseudomallei which was found along the Gulf Coast region in Southern Mississipppi.

The Burkholderia Pseudomallei bacteria is a potentially deadly bacteria that has been found in the U.S. sol and water samples for the first time.

Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative, bipolar, aerobic, motile rod-shaped bacterium.

It is a soil-dwelling bacterium endemic in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, particularly in Thailand and northern Australia.

Burkholderia pseudomallei is a gram-negative bacillus that is the causative agent of melioidosis, a disease whose severity varies and which is often difficult to treat and has a mortality rate that can be as high as 60 to 70% (4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17).

Symptoms of disseminated melioidosis infection include fever, weight loss, stomach or chest pain, muscle or joint pain, headache, and seizures. localized infections may present with pain, localized swelling, skin infection, ulceration, and abscess formation (with associated fever and muscle aches and pains).

Melioidosis is a disease that strikes fear in those who've heard of it.

Doctors in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia know it as a stubborn, potentially deadly infection that causes pneumonia, abscesses and, in the most severe cases, organ failure. Without treatment, it can kill within 48 hours.

Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacterium that is the causative agent of melioidosis, an infectious disease of public-health significance in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia.

In an endemic area, a mortality rate of 40% among septicemic melioidosis patients has been reported in Thailand.

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