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Activities of daily living associated with acquisition of melioidosis in northeast Thailand: a matched case-control study

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Background Melioidosis is a serious infectious disease caused by the Category B select agent and environmental saprophyte, Burkholderia pseudomallei. Most cases of naturally acquired infection are assumed to result from skin inoculation after exposure to soil or water. The aim of this study was to provide evidence for inoculation, inhalation and ingestion as routes of infection, and develop preventive guidelines based on this evidence. Methods/Principal Findings A prospective hospital-based 1...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0002072

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
ARTN e2072
Publication date:
2013-02-21
Acceptance date:
2013-01-09
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Language:
English
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uuid:2127fe86-0a07-4b4b-aa60-62859a56c48f
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pubs:387083
Source identifiers:
387083
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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