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Melioidosis in Si Sa Ket Model: Risk Factors with Prevention and Control |Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.17, No. 4)

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Page : 416-422

Keywords : Burkholderia pseudomallei; melioidosis; prevention and control; Pathogens; Environment;

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Melioidosis is a communicable disease caused by the gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, usually found in soil, water, and mammals. This disease is highly prevalent in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. The transmission spreads through percutaneous inoculation, inhalation, or ingestion, which is challenging to diagnose and treat. Therefore, the researcher's findings on the prevalence of Melioidosis incidence in 2019 in one province area in Northeast Thailand showed that the distribution of disease-infected males was 67.9% with ages between 45-54 years ordinally infecting Thais 98.8%, and those engaged in agriculture 52.6 %, and with low health literacy at 32.6%. According to an analysis of factors affecting prevalence, the sample was 265 patients diagnosed by IHA/IFA in 2018-2019.

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