Melioidosis after brief exposure: a serologic survey in US Marines.Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Feb; 80(2):182-4.AJ
Melioidosis is endemic to Southeast Asia. The incidence of infection in visitors is not well known, especially for short visits. Thirteen (38%) of 34 previously unexposed US Marines had positive serology after 2 weeks in Thailand, and one developed acute disseminated disease. Asymptomatic infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei may be common, even from brief exposures.