Short Report:

Melioidosis as a Consequence of Sporting Activity

Audrey Hill, Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Erin Price, Leisha Jade Richardson, Daniel Godoy, Brian Spratt, Bart Currie

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    Abstract

    In the tropical city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, dry season soil sampling cultured Burkholderia pseudomallei from 7 (70%) of 10 sports fields. However, during the 23 years of the Darwin Prospective Melioidosis Study, only 5 (0.6%) of 785 melioidosis cases have been attributed to infection from sports fields. In one soccer player with cutaneous melioidosis, B. pseudomallei cultured from the player was identical by multilocus sequence typing and multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis with an isolate recovered from soil at the location on the sports field where he was injured. Melioidosis is uncommon in otherwise healthy sports persons in melioidosis-endemic regions but still needs consideration in persons with abrasion injuries that involve contact with soil. Copyright © 2013 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-366
    Number of pages2
    JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Volume89
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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    Melioidosis
    Sports
    Burkholderia pseudomallei
    Soil
    Northern Territory
    Multilocus Sequence Typing
    Minisatellite Repeats
    Soccer
    Prospective Studies
    Skin
    Wounds and Injuries
    Infection

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    Hill, Audrey ; Mayo, Mark ; Kaestli, Mirjam ; Price, Erin ; Richardson, Leisha Jade ; Godoy, Daniel ; Spratt, Brian ; Currie, Bart. / Short Report: Melioidosis as a Consequence of Sporting Activity. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2013 ; Vol. 89, No. 2. pp. 365-366.
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    In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 89, No. 2, 08.2013, p. 365-366.

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