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The global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and melioidosis: an update.

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 ...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
102 Suppl 1
Pages:
S1-S4
Publication date:
2008-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:8af6cef0-1de1-4959-9945-fcba0f6ae8d7
Source identifiers:
321960
Local pid:
pubs:321960

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