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dc.contributor.authorSchully KLen
dc.contributor.authorBurtnick MNen
dc.contributor.authorBell MGen
dc.contributor.authorSpall Aen
dc.contributor.authorMayo MJen
dc.contributor.authorRigas Ven
dc.contributor.authorChan AAen
dc.contributor.authorYu Ken
dc.contributor.authorClark DVen
dc.contributor.authorMaves RCen
dc.contributor.authorCurrie BJen
dc.contributor.authorBrett PJen
dc.contributor.authorLawler JVen
dc.identifier.citationMSMR. 2019 Jul;26(7):8-17.en
dc.description.abstractInfection with the gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei can result in a life-threatening disease known as melioidosis. Historically, melioidosis was a common infection in military forces serving in Southeast Asia, and it has the potential to have a serious impact on force health readiness. With the U.S. Department of Defense's increasing strategic and operational focus across the Pacific Theater, melioidosis is an increasingly important issue from a force health protection perspective. U.S. Marines deploy annually to Darwin, Australia, a "hyperendemic" region for B. pseudomallei, to engage in training exercises. In an effort to assess the risk of B. pseudomallei infection to service personnel in Australia, 341 paired samples, representing pre- and post-deployment samples of Marines who trained in Australia, were analyzed for antibodies against B. pseudomallei antigens. Serological evidence of possible deployment-related infection with B. pseudomallei was found in 13 Marines. Future prospective studies are required to further characterize the risk to service members deployed to melioidosis endemic areas.en
dc.subjectBurkholderia pseudomallei/isolation & purificationen
dc.subjectCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subjectEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/methodsen
dc.subjectMilitary Personnel/statistics & numerical dataen
dc.subjectRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subjectSensitivity and Specificityen
dc.subjectUnited States/epidemiologyen
dc.titleSerological evidence of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in U.S. Marines who trained in Australia from 2012-2014: a retrospective analysis of archived samples.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen
local.issue.number2152-8217 (Electronic)-
local.issue.number2152-8217 (Linking)-
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