Melioidosis outbreak after typhoon, southern Taiwan

Wen-Chien Ko, Bruno Man Hon Cheung, Hung Jen Tang, Hsin-I Shih, Yeu Jun Lau, Li Rong Wang, Yin Ching Chuang

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Abstract

From July through September 2005, shortly after a typhoon, 40 cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection (melioidosis) were identified in southern Taiwan. Two genotypes that had been present in 2000 were identified by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Such a case cluster confirms that melioidosis is endemic to Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)896-898
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

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Melioidosis
Cyclonic Storms
Taiwan
Disease Outbreaks
Burkholderia Infections
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
Genotype

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Ko, W-C., Cheung, B. M. H., Tang, H. J., Shih, H-I., Lau, Y. J., Wang, L. R., & Chuang, Y. C. (2007). Melioidosis outbreak after typhoon, southern Taiwan. Emerging infectious diseases, 13(6), 896-898. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1306.060646
Ko, Wen-Chien ; Cheung, Bruno Man Hon ; Tang, Hung Jen ; Shih, Hsin-I ; Lau, Yeu Jun ; Wang, Li Rong ; Chuang, Yin Ching. / Melioidosis outbreak after typhoon, southern Taiwan. In: Emerging infectious diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 896-898.
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In: Emerging infectious diseases, Vol. 13, No. 6, 01.01.2007, p. 896-898.

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