Volume 99, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Melioidosis, a disease caused by the pathogen , is a significant underreported endemic disease found in tropical countries worldwide. Recent studies have demonstrated that human melioidosis cases have been increasingly recognized in the Americas. Therefore, the first Scientific Reunion of Melioidosis in the Americas was organized in Colombia, with the participation of health authorities of 11 Latin American countries and the United States. This report summarizes the topics reviewed during the meeting, including how to identify human infections and properly diagnose them, with the goal of increasing recognition of the disease in the Americas.


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  • Received : 16 May 2018
  • Accepted : 24 May 2018
  • Published online : 16 Jul 2018
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