Melioidosis is an infectious disease. The infection is most common in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. There are different types of infection, with lung involvement being the most common type.
Other associated signs and symptoms can include a
- localized pain or swelling of the skin,
- loss of appetite,
- weight loss,
- abdominal discomfort,
- joint pain, and
- muscle pain.
Melioidosis is fatal in around 40% of all cases.
Cause of melioidosis
Infection with the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei causes melioidosis. These bacteria are found in contaminated water and soil and can spread to humans and animals through direct contact with the contaminated source.
Other melioidosis symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Discomfort
- Abscess Formation
- Chest Pain
- Joint Pain
- Localized Pain or Swelling of the Skin
- Loss of Appetite
- Muscle or Joint Pain
- Respiratory Distress
- Weight Loss
Main Article on Melioidosis Symptoms and Signs
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