Melioidosis in Singapore: Clinical, Veterinary, and Environmental Perspectives
AbstractMelioidosis is a notifiable infectious disease registered with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), Singapore. From a clinical perspective, increased awareness of the disease has led to early detection and treatment initiation, thus resulting in decreasing mortality rates in recent years. However, the disease still poses a threat to local pet, zoo and farm animals, where early diagnosis is a challenge. The lack of routine environmental surveillance studies also makes prevention of the disease in animals difficult. To date, there have been no reports that provide a complete picture of how the disease impacts the local human and animal populations in Singapore. Information on the distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the environment is also lacking. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of both published and unpublished clinical, veterinary and environmental studies on melioidosis in Singapore to achieve better awareness and management of the disease. View Full-Text
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Sim, S.H.; Ong, C.E.L.; Gan, Y.H.; Wang, D.; Koh, V.W.H.; Tan, Y.K.; Wong, M.S.Y.; Chew, J.S.W.; Ling, S.F.; Tan, B.Z.Y.; Ye, A.Z.; Bay, P.C.K.; Wong, W.K.; Fernandez, C.J.; Xie, S.; Jayarajah, P.; Tahar, T.; Oh, P.Y.; Luz, S.; Chien, J.M.F.; Tan, T.T.; Chai, L.Y.A.; Fisher, D.; Liu, Y.; Loh, J.J.P.; Tan, G.G.Y. Melioidosis in Singapore: Clinical, Veterinary, and Environmental Perspectives. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 31.
Sim SH, Ong CEL, Gan YH, Wang D, Koh VWH, Tan YK, Wong MSY, Chew JSW, Ling SF, Tan BZY, Ye AZ, Bay PCK, Wong WK, Fernandez CJ, Xie S, Jayarajah P, Tahar T, Oh PY, Luz S, Chien JMF, Tan TT, Chai LYA, Fisher D, Liu Y, Loh JJP, Tan GGY. Melioidosis in Singapore: Clinical, Veterinary, and Environmental Perspectives. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2018; 3(1):31.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sim, Siew H.; Ong, Catherine E.L.; Gan, Yunn H.; Wang, Dongling; Koh, Victor W.H.; Tan, Yian K.; Wong, Michelle S.Y.; Chew, Janet S.W.; Ling, Sian F.; Tan, Brian Z.Y.; Ye, Agnes Z.; Bay, Patrick C.K.; Wong, Wai K.; Fernandez, Charlene J.; Xie, Shangzhe; Jayarajah, Praveena; Tahar, Tasha; Oh, Pei Y.; Luz, Sonja; Chien, Jaime M.F.; Tan, Thuan T.; Chai, Louis Y.A.; Fisher, Dale; Liu, Yichun; Loh, Jimmy J.P.; Tan, Gladys G.Y. 2018. "Melioidosis in Singapore: Clinical, Veterinary, and Environmental Perspectives." Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 3, no. 1: 31.
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