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Research Article

Landscape Changes Influence the Occurrence of the Melioidosis Bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in Soil in Northern Australia

  • Mirjam Kaestli mail,

    mirjam.kaestli@menzies.edu.au

    Affiliation: Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Mark Mayo,

    Affiliation: Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Glenda Harrington,

    Affiliation: Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Linda Ward,

    Affiliation: Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Felicity Watt,

    Affiliation: Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Jason V. Hill,

    Affiliation: Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Allen C. Cheng,

    Affiliation: Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Bart J. Currie

    Affiliation: Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Published: January 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000364

About the Authors

Mirjam Kaestli, Mark Mayo, Glenda Harrington, Linda Ward, Allen C. Cheng, Bart J. Currie
Tropical & Emerging Infectious Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Felicity Watt, Jason V. Hill
Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: mirjam.kaestli@menzies.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MK MM GH ACC BJC. Performed the experiments: MK MM GH. Analyzed the data: MK LW ACC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MK FW JVH. Wrote the paper: MK. Critically revised the article: ACC BJC.