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A Report from the Cambodia Training Event for Awareness of Melioidosis (C-TEAM), October 2017

Infectious Diseases Unit, Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh 12201, Cambodia
Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia
Hospital Services Department, Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh 12152, Cambodia
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh 12152, Cambodia
World Health Organization, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia
Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7FZ, UK
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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(1), 23;
Received: 31 January 2018 / Revised: 16 February 2018 / Accepted: 17 February 2018 / Published: 23 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Global Burden and Challenges of Melioidosis)
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Melioidosis is an endemic infection in Cambodia, a lower middle income SE Asian country. Despite more laboratories isolating and identifying Burkholderia pseudomallei in recent years, the infection remains under-recognised and under-diagnosed, particularly in the adult population. Lack of knowledge about the disease and lack of utilization of microbiology laboratories contributes to this, along with laboratory capacity issues. Treatment costs often hamper optimal management. In response to these issues, a national one-health training event was held in October 2017 to raise awareness of the disease amongst clinical, laboratory, and public health professionals. The meeting format, findings, and outcomes are described here. View Full-Text
Keywords: melioidosis; Cambodia; epidemiology melioidosis; Cambodia; epidemiology

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Bory, S.; Daily, F.; Khim, G.; Letchford, J.; Sok, S.; Kol, H.; Seang Lak, M.; Tuseo, L.; Vibol, C.; Oeng, S.; Turner, P. A Report from the Cambodia Training Event for Awareness of Melioidosis (C-TEAM), October 2017. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 23.

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