Melioidosis, Northeastern Brazil

D.B. Rolim, D.C.F. Lima Vilar, A.Q. Sousa, I.S. Miralles, D.C.A. De Oliveira, G. Harnett, L. O'Reilly, K. Howard, I. Sampson, Tim Inglis

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    Melioidosis was first recognized in northeastern Brazil in 2003. Confirmation of additional cases from the 2003 cluster in Ceara more recent cases in other districts, environmental isolation of Burkholderia pseudomallei, molecular confirmation and typing results, and positive serosurveillance specimens indicate that meliodosis is more widespread in northeastern Brazil than previously thought.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1458-1460
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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