Steve July 28, 2022
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By Michelle RobertsDigital health editorImage source, Getty ImagesUS health officials say they have found a rare but dangerous type of bacterium in soil and water samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi. The bug, called Burkholderia pseudomallei, can make some people extremely sick if they become infected. Most healthy people who come into contact will not develop the serious illness called melioidosis, which can be treated with antibiotics. Medics,

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