A Prospective Study of Melioidosis After Environmental Exposure of Healthy Participants to Burkholderia pseudomallei During a Muddy Endurance Challenge

R Grivas, Sarah Barklay, Amber Ruane, Mark Mayo, Vanessa Rigas, Kevin Freeman, Robert Norton, Robert Baird, Bart Currie

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Abstract

In a prospective study of 123 healthy adults competing in a mud-exposing endurance challenge in the melioidosis-endemic tropical north of the Northern Territory of Australia, there were no asymptomatic seroconversions to Burkholderia pseudomallei using indirect hemagglutination assay. However, one competitor developed melioidosis attributable to infection acquired during the event.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-775
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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