Human Melioidosis, Malawi, 2011

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Katangwe, Thembi ; Purcell, Janet ; Bar-Zeev, Naor ; Denis, Brigitte ; Montgomery, Jacqui ; Alaerts, Maaike ; Heyderman, Robert Simon ; Dance, David A.B. ; Kennedy, Neil ; Feasey, Nicholas ; Moxon, Christopher Alan (2013)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 19, issue 6, pages 981-984 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3713813, doi: 10.3201/eid1906.120717
  • Subject: Burkholderia pseudomallei | Africa | Dispatch | Melioidosis | infant | osteomyelitis | wa_105 | wc_330 | Malawi | children
    mesheuropmc: bacteria | bacterial infections and mycoses | parasitic diseases

A case of human melioidosis caused by a novel sequence type of Burkholderia pseudomallei occurred in a child in Malawi, southern Africa. A literature review showed that human cases reported from the continent have been increasing.
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