Clinical definitions of melioidosis

Allen C. Cheng, Bart J. Currie, David A.B. Dance, Simon Funnell, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Andrew 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


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