Previous Example: Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from three Finnish patients in January 2005. All three cases were in tourists who were visiting Khao Lak on the southwest coast of Thailand when the tsunami struck in December 2004.
The infection is very rare in Europe, and the only case to have been previously reported in Finland was in a man who travelled to Thailand in 2000 . The spectrum of infections caused by B. pseudomallei ranges from mild wound infections to septic disease or pneumonia. In the severe forms of the disease, the mortality is variable, ranging from about 20% to 40%
Prevention and Treatment
The course of treatment for Melioidosis is subject to the severity and type of infection. The most common form of treatment begins with intravenous antimicrobial therapy for 10-14 days, followed directly by 3-6 months of oral antimicrobial therapy.  Two of the most common intravenous antimicrobial medications used are ceftazidime administered every 6-8 hours or meropenem administered every 8 hours. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or doxycycline may both be used for the oral antimicrobial therapy.  Alternative treatments are considered in cases of penicillin allergies. Treatment of B. pseudomallei is often dependent on the severity of the infection, as well as, the immunological health of the patient. Patients with diabetes or renal disease are often more susceptible to infection and therefore require a different course of treatment. In terms of respiratory infection, if abscesses develop on the lung after 6 months of positive culture on the lung, a lobectomy is performed to remove the abscess.
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Macquarie University Emergency Management Plan
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