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.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Ezzedine K, Heenen M, Halvy D, 2007. Imported cutaneous melioidosis in traveler, Belgium. Emerg Infect Dis 13 : 946–947. [Google Scholar]
  2. Yazdanpanah Y, Lemaire X, Senneville E, Delcey V, Viget N, Mouton Y, Ajana F, Dubreuil L, 2002. Melioidotic osteomyelitis of the femur occurring in a traveler. J Travel Med 9 : 53–54. [Google Scholar]
  3. Currie BJ, Fisher DA, Howard DM, Burrow JN, Lo D, Selva-Nayagam S, Anstey NM, Huffam SE, Snelling PL, Marks PJ, Stephens DP, Lum GD, Jacups SP, Krause VL, 2000. Endemic melioidosis in tropical northern Australia: a 10-year prospective study and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis 31 : 981–986. [Google Scholar]
  4. Cheng AC, Currie BJ, 2005. Melioidosis: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management. Clin Micro Rev 18 : 383–416. [Google Scholar]
  5. Smith MD,WuthiekanunV,WalshAL,White NJ, 1995. Quantitative recovery of Burkholderia pseudomallei from soil in Thailand. Trans R Soc Trop Med 89 : 488–490. [Google Scholar]
  6. Stone R, 2007. Racing to defuse a bacterial time bomb. Science 317 : 1022–1024. [Google Scholar]
  7. Kanaphun P, Thirawattanasuk N, Supputtamongkol Y, Naigowit P, Dance DA, Smith MD, White NJ, 1993. Serology and carriage of Pseudomonas pseudomallei : a prospective study in 1000 hospitalized children in northeast Thailand. J Infect Dis 167 : 230–233. [Google Scholar]
  8. Ngauy V, Lemeshev Y, Sadkowski L, Crawford G, 2005. Cutaneous melioidosis in a man who was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II. J Clin Micro 43 : 970–972. [Google Scholar]
  9. Greenberg JH, 1969. Public health problems relating to the Vietnam returnee. JAMA 207 : 697–702. [Google Scholar]
  10. Sanford JP, Moore WL, 1971. Recrudescent melioidosis: a Southeast Asian legacy. Am Rev Respir Dis 104 : 452–453. [Google Scholar]
  11. Kishimoto RA, Brown GL, Blair EB, Wenkheimer D, 1971. Melioidosis: serologic studies on US army personnel returning from Southeast Asia. Mil Med 136 : 694–698. [Google Scholar]
  12. Clayton AJ, Lisella RS, Martin DG, 1973. Melioidosis: a serological survey in military personnel. Mil Med 138 : 24–26. [Google Scholar]
  13. Jackson AE, Moore WL, Sanford JP, 1972. Recrudescent melioidosis associated with diabetic ketoacidosis. Arch Intern Med 130 : 268–271. [Google Scholar]
  14. Ashdown LR, Johnson RW, Koehler JM, Cooney CA, 1989. Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay for the diagnosis of clinical and subclinical melioidosis. J Infect Dis 160 : 253–260. [Google Scholar]
  15. Riesland N, Simpsom AJH, Wilde H, 2001. Diplomats in Bangkok and risk of melioidosis. J Trav Med 8 : 146–147. [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

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

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error