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Title: Two fatal cases of melioidosis on the Thai-Myanmar border
Authors: François Nosten
Cindy S. Chu
Stuart Winearls
Clare Ling
Miriam Beer Torchinsky
Aung Phae Phyo
Warat Haohankunnathum
Paul Turner
Vanaporn Wuthiekanun
Mahidol University
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
The University of British Columbia
Angkor Hospital for Children
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Immunology and Microbiology;Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2014
Citation: F1000Research. Vol.3, (2014)
Abstract: © 2014 Chu CS et al. Melioidosis is endemic in areas of Southeast Asia, however, there are no published reports from the Thai-Myanmar border. We report the first two documented cases of fatal melioidosis in this region. This is of great public health importance and highlights the need to both increase clinical awareness of melioidosis on the Thai-Myanmar border, and to assess the true burden of disease in the area through improved case detection and Burkholderia pseudomallei prevalence studies.
ISSN: 1759796X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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