Clinical definitions of melioidosis

Allen Cheng, Bart Currie, David Dance, S Funnell, Direk Limmathurotsakul, A Simpson, Sharon J Peacock

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    Clinical definitions of melioidosis and inhalation-acquired melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei infection) are described together with the evidence used to develop these definitions. Such definitions support accurate public health reporting, preparedness planning for deliberate B. pseudomallei release, design of experimental models, and categorization of naturally acquired melioidosis. Copyright � 2013 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)411-413
    Number of pages3
    JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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