Background Melioidosis, or infection with Pseudomonas pseudomallei is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in South East Asia and Northern Australia.
The epidemiology of melioidosis in Ubon Ratchatani, Northeast Thailand was studied over a 5-year period from 1987 to 1991.
Rates and, when possible, the risks of developing melioidosis were calculated.
The numerator was the number of culture-proven cases of melioidosis seen in the 1000-bed referral hospital of the province.
The denominators were obtained from the population census, a survey of Health, Welfare and Use of Traditional Medicine, and the North Eastern Meteorological Centre, Thailand.
The average incidence of human melioidosis was 4.4 (95% confidence interval [CI] : 3.8-5.0) per 100 000.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélioïdose, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Homme, Thaïlande, Asie, Nord est, Etude longitudinale, Surveillance sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Melioidosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Human, Thailand, Asia, Northeast, Follow up study, Sanitary surveillance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0000616
Code Inist : 002B05B02P. Création : 09/06/1995.