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Climatic drivers of melioidosis in Laos and Cambodia: a 16-year case series analysis

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Burkholderia pseudomallei is the cause of melioidosis, a serious and difficult to treat infection that is endemic throughout the tropics. Melioidosis incidence is highly seasonal. We aimed to identify the climatic drivers of infection and to shed light on modes of transmission and potential preventive strategies.We examined the records of patients diagnosed with melioidosis at the Microbiology Laboratory of Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, between October, 1999, and August, 2015, and all ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30172-4

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Bulterys, PL More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Planetary Health Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
8
Pages:
e334-e343
Publication date:
2018-08-03
Acceptance date:
2018-07-19
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EISSN:
2542-5196
Pubs id:
pubs:905000
URN:
uri:53fd4e78-0076-4bae-82f3-79c496ac7307
UUID:
uuid:53fd4e78-0076-4bae-82f3-79c496ac7307
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pubs:905000
Language:
English

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