Multistate Investigation of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections (Melioidosis)

On June 30, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory to notify clinicians and caregivers that they, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Minnesota Department of Health are investigating three cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) infections. Symptoms of melioidosis are varied and nonspecific and may include pneumonia, abscess formation, and/or blood infections. Due to its nonspecific symptoms, melioidosis can initially be mistaken for other diseases such as tuberculosis, and proper treatment may be delayed.

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