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A case of human melioidosis caused by a novel sequence type of Burkholderia pseudomallei occurred in a child in Malawi, southern Africa. A literature review showed that human cases reported from the continent have been increasing.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1906.120717

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

06/2013

Volume

19

Pages

981 - 984

Keywords

Africa, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Malawi, Melioidosis, bacteria, children, infant, osteomyelitis, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Humans, Infant, Malawi, Male, Melioidosis, Treatment Outcome