Autochthonous melioidosis in humans, Madagascar, 2012 and 2013

Benoit Garin, Innocente Djaomazala, Natasha Dubois-Cauwelaert, Mahafaly, Vaomalala Raharimanga, Fidiarivony Ralison, Perlinot Herindrainy, Nivosa Andriamalala, Derek Sarovich, Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Bart Currie

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Abstract

Melioidosis is an often fatal infectious disease affecting humans and animals in the tropics. Only sporadic cases have been reported from Africa and the Indian Ocean region. We describe 2 confirmed autochthonous cases of human melioidosis in Madagascar, both from novel genotypes of Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739-1741
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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