Dr David AB Dance
Bacterial infections in Laos
Laos is seing a growing number of melioidosis, a bacterial infection caused by a bacterium that lived in the environment. Meliolidosis is a disease greatly under-recognised and treatment is specific, making it a major threat to farmers in developing countries. A better understanding of the prevalence of this infection and how it spreads allows us to better target prevention and treatment.
David Dance is a Clinical Microbiologist supporting the work of LOMWRU (Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital Wellcome Research Unit) on bacterial infections of importance to public health in Laos.
He is particularly interested in all aspects of melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei infection), especially gaining a greater understanding of the global distribution of the disease and the environmental factors that underpin its distribution.
Other interests include:
- aetiology of bacteraemia, pneumonia, meningitis and endocarditis
- antimicrobial resistance
- typhoid and other Salmonella and Shigella infections
- streptococcal infections, including pneumococci, Strep. suis and and Group A streptococci.
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