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Zain Chagla, Natasha Aleksova, Jaclyn Quirt, Joel Emery, Christian Kraeker, Shariq Haider, "Melioidosis in a Returned Traveller", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 25, Article ID 158323, 2 pages, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/158323
Melioidosis in a Returned Traveller
Melioidosis is an infection endemic to Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The present report describes a case of chronic melioidosis in a returning traveller from the Philippines. Clinical suspicion of this illness is warranted in individuals with a history of travel to endemic regions. Safety in handling clinical specimens is paramount because laboratory transmission has been described.
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