Volume 80, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Melioidosis is endemic to Southeast Asia. The incidence of infection in visitors is not well known, especially for short visits. Thirteen (38%) of 34 previously unexposed US Marines had positive serology after 2 weeks in Thailand, and one developed acute disseminated disease. Asymptomatic infection with may be common, even from brief exposures.


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  • Received : 28 Jul 2008
  • Accepted : 04 Aug 2008

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