Melioidosis: a clinical overview
British Medical Bulletin, 05/16/2011
Limmathurotsakul D et al. – Melioidosis is potentially preventable, but there is a striking lack of evidence on which to base an effective prevention programme. An accurate map defining the global distribution of B. pseudomallei is needed, together with studies on the relative importance of different routes of infection. There is a marked difference in mortality from melioidosis in high–income versus lower income countries, and affordable strategies that reduce death from severe sepsis (from any cause) in resource–restricted settings are needed.