Melioidosis diagnostic workshop, 20131

Alex R. Hoffmaster*, David Aucoin, Prasith Baccam, Henry C. Baggett, Rob Baird, Saithip Bhengsri, David D. Blaney, Paul J. Brett, Timothy J.G. Brooks, Katherine A. Brown, Narisara Chantratita, Allen C. Cheng, David A.B. Dance, Saskia Decuypere, Dawn Defenbaugh, Jay E. Gee, Raymond Houghton, Possawat Jorakate, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Direk LimmathurotsakuToby L. Merlin, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Robert Norton, Sharon J. Peacock, Dionne B. Rolim, Andrew J. Simpson, Ivo Steinmetz, Robyn A. Stoddard, Martha M. Stokes, David Sue, Apichai Tuanyok, Toni Whistler, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Henry T. Walke

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Abstract

Melioidosis is a severe disease that can be difficult to diagnose because of its diverse clinical manifestations and a lack of adequate diagnostic capabilities for suspected cases. There is broad interest in improving detection and diagnosis of this disease not only in melioidosis-endemic regions but also outside these regions because melioidosis may be underreported and poses a potential bioterrorism challenge for public health authorities. Therefore, a workshop of academic, government, and private sector personnel from around the world was convened to discuss the current state of melioidosis diagnostics, diagnostic needs, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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