Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2014 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 25 |Article ID 158323 |

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.

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.

Copyright © 2014 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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