Burkholderia pseudomallei

Burkholderia pseudomallei causes melioidosis, a disease endemic in parts of Southeast Asia, Taiwan and northern Australia. The highest recorded incidence is in Northeast Thailand. Melioidosis is also a recognised disease in animals. Patients invariably have a history of contact with soil or surface water.

The map shows study sites in the Mekong region where Burkholderia pseudomallei was reported in one or more of the 146 published studies reviewed during the pilot study.


Guide to using maps:

The colour of a map marker indicates the percentage of samples found to be positive for the identified bacterium or virus. For example, a purple marker indicates no positive cases found; a red marker indicates that more than 30% samples were positive.

Click on a map marker to view basic descriptive data including study type, frequency of a positive result and the study citation.

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