Deadly Melioidosis ( dirty-water disease ) outbreak
Dr Elli Luhat reports Confirmed Case of "Deadly Meleoidosis" ( dirty-water disease ) outbreak @ Sg. Asap Bakun Resettlement Scheme (BRS), Belaga in Sarawak.
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Melioidosis, a deadly bacterial disease most frequently found in Asia, is more widespread than previously believed and resists a wide range of antibiotic treatments, a just-issued study reports.
The study estimates the disease kills nearly as many people as measles, which the World Health Organization cited as responsible for almost 115,000 fatalities in 2014. Melioidosis causes more deaths annually than dengue or leptospirosis, both of which are health priorities for numerous international health organizations.
It’s caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a highly pathogenic bacterium commonly found in soil and water. It is contracted through the skin, lungs or by drinking infected water.