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Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015

Endemic Melioidosis in Residents of Desert Region after Atypically Intense Rainfall in Central Australia, 2011

Teem-Wing Yip, Saliya Hewagama, Mark Mayo, Erin P. Price, Derek Sarovich, Ivan Bastian, Robert W. Baird, Brian G. Spratt, and Bart J. CurrieComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Northern Territory Centre For Disease Control, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (T-W. Yip); Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs (S. Hewagama); Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia (M. Mayo, E.P. Price, D.S. Sarovich, B.J. Currie); Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (I. Bastian); South Australia Pathology, Adelaide (I. Bastian); Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina (R.W. Baird, B.J. Currie); Imperial College, London, UK (B.G. Spratt)

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Details of 6 residents of desert region in whom melioidosis was diagnosed after heavy rainfall in Central Australia, 2011*

Age, y, sex, ethnicity Month of illness onset Risk factors Clinical manifestation B. pseudomallei culture source MLST sequence type
22y, F, indigenous March Hazardous alcohol use Brain abscess Abscess pus ST 897
32y, M, indigenous March Chronic renal disease Axillary abscess Abscess pus ST 894
68y, F, indigenous March Elderly Pneumonia, septic shock Blood, sputum ST 903
36 y, M, indigenous April Type 2 diabetes mellitus Septic arthritis, septic shock Blood, joint aspirate ST 904
44 y, F, indigenous May Type 2 diabetes mellitus Septic shock, no focus Blood ST 905
23y, M, caucasian
Skin abscess
Skin swab sample
ST 907
*Indigenous, Aboriginal people of Australia; MLST, multilocus sequence typing.

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