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Advances and remaining uncertainties in the epidemiology of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis

Currie, Bart J. (2008). Advances and remaining uncertainties in the epidemiology of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,102(3):225-227.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10139xPUB119
Title Advances and remaining uncertainties in the epidemiology of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis
Author Currie, Bart J.
Journal Name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 102
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0035-9203   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 225
End Page 227
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research 0605 - Microbiology
1108 - Medical Microbiology
1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Major advances have been made in molecular studies of Burkholderia pseudomallei and the immunology of melioidosis. However, there remain large gaps in understanding of the epidemiology of this enigmatic disease. Identified global distribution boundaries of melioidosis continue to expand. Recent data suggest Australian strains of B. pseudomallei may be ancestral to those from Southeast Asia, but the ecology of this environmental bacterium remains elusive. Despite the potential for rapidly progressive septicaemia, the critical virulence factors in B. pseudomallei remain to be clarified. Inhalation following aerosolization of B. pseudomallei may account for the high mortality when melioidosis occurs after severe weather events.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2007.11.005   (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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