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Racing to Defuse a Bacterial Time Bomb

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Science  24 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5841, pp. 1022-1024
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5841.1022

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UBON RATCHATHANI, THAILAND-- Once ignored as an obscure disease, melioidosis and the frighteningly versatile bacterium that causes it are drawing attention as a bioterror threat.