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The global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis: an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19121666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Bart J Currie; David A B Dance; Allen C Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  102 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1878-3503     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Burkholderia pseudomallei / isolation & purification*
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Environmental Monitoring
Melioidosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Soil Microbiology*
Water Microbiology*
World Health

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