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Melioidosis cases in Georgia, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas “most closely related to strains found in Asia, particularly South Asia”: What is the epi-link?

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA On Aug. 9, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported both in their Health Alert Network and in a separate media statement a fourth case of melioidosis in the United States. This patient lived in Georgia and died in July 2021. The common exposure epidemiological (epi-) […]

Heightened vigilance needed to solve persisting enigma of melioidosis cases in Kansas, Minnesota and Texas

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA On June 30, 2021, CDC issued a Health Advisory via its Health Alert Network stating: “The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Minnesota Department of Health, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are investigating […]