Melioidosis: A Greater Threat Than Previously Suspected?

© 2016 Institut Pasteur. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. Keywords: Melioidosis; Burkholderia; Pseudomallei; Sepsis; Veterinary; One health Please cite this article as: E.A. Kelser, Melioidosis: A Greater Threat Than Previously Suspected?, Microbes and Infection (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2016.07.001. Abstract Research released in 2016 shows that the global burden of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection is probably much higher than previously suspected. Better testing and reporting are needed if we are to detect outbreaks and diminish deadly delays in treatment. Worldwide, researchers need support for vaccine development, particularly for public health vaccines to protect people and animals in endemic areas. Because melioidosis can infect so many species, collaboration and communication between human and veterinary medicine experts will be key to tracking, treating and preventing B. pseudomallei infections. Melioidosis: A Greater Threat Than Previously Suspected? Infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei may be more common and deadly than we think. Melioidosis is often thought […]

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