Bacteria that causes rare, serious illness melioidosis is endemic in parts of Mississippi Gulf Coast, CDC says

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Burkholderia pseudomallei was found in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi, the first detection of the bacteria in the environment in the US. The agency asked health care providers across the country to consider melioidosis as a possible diagnosis when people have symptoms, "as melioidosis is now considered to be locally endemic in areas of the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi. Symptoms of meli...

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