Imported Melioidosis, Israel, 2008
Published Date:Nov 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(11):1809-1811.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Emigrants And Immigrants
Medical Laboratory Personnel
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Description:In 2008, melioidosis was diagnosed in an agricultural worker from Thailand in the southern Jordan Valley in Israel. He had newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus, fever, multiple abscesses, and osteomyelitis. Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from urine and blood. Four of 10 laboratory staff members exposed to the organism received chemoprophylaxis, 3 of whom had adverse events.
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