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A Review of Melioidosis Cases in the Americas.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015; 93(6):1134-9AJ

Abstract

Melioidosis is a bacterial infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram-negative saprophytic bacillus. Cases occur sporadically in the Americas with an increasing number of cases observed among people with no travel history to endemic countries. To better understand the incidence of the disease in the Americas, we reviewed the literature, including unpublished cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of 120 identified human cases, occurring between 1947 and June 2015, 95 cases (79%) were likely acquired in the Americas; the mortality rate was 39%. Burkholderia pseudomallei appears to be widespread in South, Central, and North America.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia dblaney@cdc.gov.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26458779

Citation

Benoit, Tina J., et al. "A Review of Melioidosis Cases in the Americas." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 93, no. 6, 2015, pp. 1134-9.
Benoit TJ, Blaney DD, Doker TJ, et al. A Review of Melioidosis Cases in the Americas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;93(6):1134-9.
Benoit, T. J., Blaney, D. D., Doker, T. J., Gee, J. E., Elrod, M. G., Rolim, D. B., ... Walke, H. T. (2015). A Review of Melioidosis Cases in the Americas. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93(6), pp. 1134-9. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.15-0405.
Benoit TJ, et al. A Review of Melioidosis Cases in the Americas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;93(6):1134-9. PubMed PMID: 26458779.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Review of Melioidosis Cases in the Americas. AU - Benoit,Tina J, AU - Blaney,David D, AU - Doker,Thomas J, AU - Gee,Jay E, AU - Elrod,Mindy G, AU - Rolim,Dionne B, AU - Inglis,Timothy J J, AU - Hoffmaster,Alex R, AU - Bower,William A, AU - Walke,Henry T, Y1 - 2015/10/12/ PY - 2015/06/02/received PY - 2015/07/25/accepted PY - 2015/10/14/entrez PY - 2015/10/16/pubmed PY - 2016/4/10/medline SP - 1134 EP - 9 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 93 IS - 6 N2 - Melioidosis is a bacterial infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram-negative saprophytic bacillus. Cases occur sporadically in the Americas with an increasing number of cases observed among people with no travel history to endemic countries. To better understand the incidence of the disease in the Americas, we reviewed the literature, including unpublished cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of 120 identified human cases, occurring between 1947 and June 2015, 95 cases (79%) were likely acquired in the Americas; the mortality rate was 39%. Burkholderia pseudomallei appears to be widespread in South, Central, and North America. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26458779/full_citation L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.15-0405?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -