Maryland woman catches rare tropical bacterial disease from her fish tank

Maryland woman catches rare tropical bacterial disease from her fish tank

A woman in Maryland contracted a rare bacterial sickness from her home aquarium, according to a new report.

The sickness, called melioidosis, is usually observed only in tropical regions exterior of the U.S., and when conditions do seem in the U.S., they virtually usually come about in people today who have traveled to other nations. The Maryland scenario, which happened in 2019 and is described in a report posted Sept. 27 in the journal Emerging Infectious Health conditions, is strange due to the fact the girl experienced under no circumstances traveled outside the house the U.S. Her case is also the 1st in the environment to be connected to a household aquarium, the authors claimed.