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Melioidosis in Southern Vietnam: clinical surveillance and environmental sampling.

Abstract:

From 1992-1998, Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from only 9 (0.25%) of 3653 cultures of blood from febrile patients admitted to the Centre for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, an infectious disease referral center for southern Vietnam. Soil was sampled from 407 sites in 147 rice fields along the 5 major roads radiating from Ho Chi Minh City. B. pseudomallei was isolated from 73 sites (18%) in 39 rice fields (27%), but only 15 (21%) of the 71 isolates from 9 (6%) of 147 fields wer...

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10.1086/313479

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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America More from this journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
5
Pages:
1323-1326
Publication date:
1999-11-01
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Language:
English
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37212
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2012-12-19

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