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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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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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