Population-Based Estimate of Melioidosis, Kenya


Emerg Infect Dis

Melioidosis is thought to be endemic, although underdiagnosed, in Africa. We identified 5 autochthonous cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a case series in Kenya. Incidence of B. pseudomallei bacteremia in Kenya’s Kilifi County is low, at 1.5 cases per million person-years, but this result might be an underestimate.

Muthumbi, E. M., Gordon, N. C., Mochamah, G., Nyongesa, S., Odipo, E., Mwarumba, S., Mturi, N., Etyang, A. O., Dance, D. A. B., Scott, J. A. G., Morpeth, S. C.

Pages:984-987, Volume:25, Edition:4/20/2019, Date,May

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31002067

Notes:Muthumbi, Esther M|Gordon, Nicola C|Mochamah, George|Nyongesa, Sammy|Odipo, Emily|Mwarumba, Salim|Mturi, Neema|Etyang, Anthony O|Dance, David A B|Scott, J Anthony G|Morpeth, Susan C|eng|WT_/Wellcome Trust/United Kingdom|EP-C-15-003/EPA/EPA/|Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t|2019/04/20 06:00|Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 May;25(5):984-987. doi: 10.3201/eid2505.180545.

ISBN: 1080-6059 (Electronic)|1080-6040 (Linking) Permanent ID: PMC6478202 Accession Number: 31002067

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