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Melioidosis is in the Americas: A Call to Action for Diagnosing and Treating the Disease.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 09; 99(3):563-564.AJ

Abstract

Melioidosis, a disease caused by the pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, is a significant underreported endemic disease found in tropical countries worldwide. Recent studies have demonstrated that human melioidosis cases have been increasingly recognized in the Americas. Therefore, the first Scientific Reunion of Melioidosis in the Americas was organized in Colombia, with the participation of health authorities of 11 Latin American countries and the United States. This report summarizes the topics reviewed during the meeting, including how to identify human infections and properly diagnose them, with the goal of increasing recognition of the disease in the Americas.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.Clinical Pneumology, León XIII Clinic of Antioquia University, Infectology Post-Degree of Pontificia Bolivariana University, Medellin, Colombia.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia.National Institute of Health, Microbiology Group, Direction in Public Health Networks, Bogota, Colombia.University el Bosque, Bogota, Colombia.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pub Type(s)

Congress
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30014822

Citation

Torres, Alfredo G., et al. "Melioidosis Is in the Americas: a Call to Action for Diagnosing and Treating the Disease." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 99, no. 3, 2018, pp. 563-564.
Torres AG, Montufar FE, Gee JE, et al. Melioidosis is in the Americas: A Call to Action for Diagnosing and Treating the Disease. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018;99(3):563-564.
Torres, A. G., Montufar, F. E., Gee, J. E., Hoffmaster, A. R., Elrod, M. G., Duarte-Valderrama, C., Huertas, M. G., & Blaney, D. D. (2018). Melioidosis is in the Americas: A Call to Action for Diagnosing and Treating the Disease. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99(3), 563-564. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0418
Torres AG, et al. Melioidosis Is in the Americas: a Call to Action for Diagnosing and Treating the Disease. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018;99(3):563-564. PubMed PMID: 30014822.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Melioidosis is in the Americas: A Call to Action for Diagnosing and Treating the Disease. AU - Torres,Alfredo G, AU - Montufar,Franco E, AU - Gee,Jay E, AU - Hoffmaster,Alex R, AU - Elrod,Mindy G, AU - Duarte-Valderrama,Carolina, AU - Huertas,Monica G, AU - Blaney,David D, Y1 - 2018/07/12/ PY - 2018/7/18/pubmed PY - 2019/9/10/medline PY - 2018/7/18/entrez SP - 563 EP - 564 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am J Trop Med Hyg VL - 99 IS - 3 N2 - Melioidosis, a disease caused by the pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, is a significant underreported endemic disease found in tropical countries worldwide. Recent studies have demonstrated that human melioidosis cases have been increasingly recognized in the Americas. Therefore, the first Scientific Reunion of Melioidosis in the Americas was organized in Colombia, with the participation of health authorities of 11 Latin American countries and the United States. This report summarizes the topics reviewed during the meeting, including how to identify human infections and properly diagnose them, with the goal of increasing recognition of the disease in the Americas. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30014822/Melioidosis_is_in_the_Americas:_A_Call_to_Action_for_Diagnosing_and_Treating_the_Disease_ L2 - https://ajtmh.org/doi/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0418 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -