Melioidosis in South America
AbstractMelioidosis is an emerging disease in the Americas. This paper reviews confirmed cases, the presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei and the organization of national surveillance policies for melioidosis in South America. Confirmed cases in humans have been reported from Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. The bacterium has been isolated from the environment in Brazil and Peru. The state of Ceará, northeastern region of Brazil, is the only place where specific public strategies and policies for melioidosis have been developed. We also discuss the urgent need for health authorities in South America to pay greater attention to this disease, which has the potential to have a high impact on public health, and the importance of developing coordinated strategies amongst countries in this region. View Full-Text
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Rolim, D.B.; Lima, R.X.R.; Ribeiro, A.K.C.; Colares, R.M.; Lima, L.D.Q.; Rodríguez-Morales, A.J.; Montúfar, F.E.; Dance, D.A.B. Melioidosis in South America. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 60.
Rolim DB, Lima RXR, Ribeiro AKC, Colares RM, Lima LDQ, Rodríguez-Morales AJ, Montúfar FE, Dance DAB. Melioidosis in South America. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2018; 3(2):60.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rolim, Dionne B.; Lima, Rachel X.R.; Ribeiro, Ana K.C.; Colares, Rafael M.; Lima, Leoniti D.Q.; Rodríguez-Morales, Alfonso J.; Montúfar, Franco E.; Dance, David A.B. 2018. "Melioidosis in South America." Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 3, no. 2: 60.
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