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Melioidosis in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Melioidosis is clearly highly endemic in Laos, although the disease has only been diagnosed regularly in humans (1359 cases) since 1999, and only a single animal case has been microbiologically confirmed. Burkholderia pseudomallei is extensively and abundantly present in soil and surface water in central and southern Laos, but the true distribution of the disease across the country remains to be determined. Surveillance is almost non-existent and diagnostic microbiology services are not yet w...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3390/tropicalmed3010021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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0000-0001-9189-7244
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0000-0002-8801-5738
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MDPI Publisher's website
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Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
21
Publication date:
2018-02-19
Acceptance date:
2018-02-13
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ISSN:
2414-6366
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pubs:858435
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uri:dafac846-e910-4579-9830-bb2376e9a78b
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uuid:dafac846-e910-4579-9830-bb2376e9a78b
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pubs:858435

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