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Title: Seroepidemiological surveillance of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Bangladesh
Authors: Rapeephan R. Maude
Richard J. Maude
Aniruddha Ghose
Md Robed Amin
Md Belalul Islam
Mohammad Ali
Md Shafiqul Bari
Md Ishaque Majumder
Vanaporn Wuthiekanan
Arjen M. Dondorp
Robin L. Bailey
Nicholas P J Day
M. Abul Faiz
Mahidol University
Churchill Hospital
Chittagong Medical College
Dhaka Medical College
Comilla Medical College
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College
Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Sir Salimullah Medical College
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2012
Citation: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.106, No.9 (2012), 576-578
Abstract: Melioidosis (. Burkholderia pseudomallei infection) has yet to be demonstrated systematically in Bangladesh. A prospective, cross-sectional serological survey was conducted in 2010 at six Bangladeshi hospitals. Age, gender, occupation and residential address were recorded. Of 1244 patients, 359 (28.9%) were positive for . B. pseudomallei by indirect haemagglutination assay. Farmers had an increased risk of seropositivity (risk ratio. =. 1.4, 95% CI 1.0-1.8; p. =. 0.03). There was no clear geographic clustering of seropositives. Melioidosis should be considered as a possible cause of febrile illness in Bangladesh. Further studies are needed to establish the incidence of clinical disease and distribution of environmental risk. © 2012 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
ISSN: 18783503
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