Serological Evidence for Increased Human Exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei following the Tsunami in Southern Thailand
Wuthiekanun V., Chierakul W., Rattanalertnavee J., Langa S., Sirodom D., Wattanawaitunechai C., Winothai W., White NJ., Day N., Peacock SJ.
ABSTRACT A serological study was performed to determine recent human exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei (the cause of melioidosis) in residents of southern Thailand affected by the tsunami of 26 December 2004. The findings were suggestive of increased recent exposure in both tsunami survivors and uninjured bystanders. Survivors of the Thailand tsunami may be at increased risk of melioidosis.