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The global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis: an update

Currie, Bart J., Dance, D. and Cheng, Allen C. (2008). The global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis: an update. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,102(Supplement 1):S1-S4.

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IRMA ID 10139xPUB118
Title The global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis: an update
Author Currie, Bart J.
Dance, D.
Cheng, Allen C.
Journal Name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 102
Issue Number Supplement 1
ISSN 0035-9203   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page S1
End Page S4
Total Pages 1
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
1108 - Medical Microbiology
0605 - Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract While Southeast Asia and northern Australia are well recognized as the major endemic regions for melioidosis, recent reports have expanded the endemic zone. Severe weather events and environmental disasters such as the 2004 Asian tsunami have unmasked locations of sporadic cases and have reconfirmed endemicity in Indonesia. The endemic region now includes the majority of the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Sporadic cases have occurred in Brazil and elsewhere in the Americas and in island communities such as New Caledonia, in the Pacific Ocean, and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Some of the factors that are critical to further elucidating the global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis include improved access to diagnostic laboratory facilities and formal confirmation of the identity of bacterial isolates from suspected cases.
Keywords Melioidosis
Burkholderia pseudomallei
global distribution
epidemiology
ecology
disease outbreak
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(08)70002-6   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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