Quick post here. Nice short post in the On Health Blog at Biomed Central on studies of the population genomics of Burkholderia.
Melioidosis is a frequently fatal infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia pseudomallei) found in soil in certain parts of the world. We have known about melioidosis for many years, but it’s only in the last 25 years that we have started to understand it better. So, what’s changed?