Volume 87, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Co-infection of melioidosis and leptospirosis is uncommon. We report here four such cases, confirmed by blood culture for melioidosis and blood polymerase-chain reaction for leptospirosis, which occurred among rescuers involved in a search and rescue operation for a young man who was suspected to have drowned in Lubuk Yu, a recreational forest in Pahang, Malaysia. Despite treatment, three of the patients died from the co-infection.


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  • Received : 14 Mar 2012
  • Accepted : 22 Jun 2012
  • Published online : 03 Oct 2012

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