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Winter 2021

Anonymous A. 21(4). 104 - 105. (Journal Article)


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that two people are dead and two have recovered after being infected with the bacterial disease melioidosis - a disease that had never before been detected on contiguous US soil. The cases occurred between March and July 2021 in Georgia, Kansas, Texas, and Minnesota. Melioidosis, also called Whitmore's disease, is an infectious disease that can infect humans or animals. The disease is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is predominately a disease of tropical climates, especially in Southeast Asia and northern Australia where it is widespread.

Keywords: bacteria; melioidosis; contaminated source; Whitmore's disease; Burkholderia pseudomallei

PMID: 34969137

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