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Melioidosis is thought to be endemic, although underdiagnosed, in Africa. We identified 5 autochthonous cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a case series in Kenya. Incidence of B. pseudomallei bacteremia in Kenya's Kilifi County is low, at 1.5 cases per million person-years, but this result might be an underestimate.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2505.180545

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

05/2019

Volume

25

Pages

984 - 987