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represents ‘Jardin des Plantes’ in Paris where soil cultures positive for B. pseudomallei were initially reported after an outbreak of melioidosis, which was thought to have originated from a panda imported from China.
Represents Bologna, Italy, where B. pseudomallei in tap water (6 out of 85 specimens) was reported in 2000. However, confirmation of B. pseudomallei by any specific laboratory tests has never been reported.
represents Chittering, southwest Western Australia, where B. pseudomallei was isolated and confirmed from a single soil specimen in 1980, following the outbreak of melioidosis in animals. There has been no evidence of environmental B. pseudomallei in southwest Western Australia since then.