Fatal human melioidosis in south-eastern Queensland.

  title={Fatal human melioidosis in south-eastern Queensland.},
  author={Ian A Scott and Alan Morton Bell and D Staines},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={166 4},
Two simultaneous human cases of fatal melioidosis in temperate south-eastern Queensland involved patients who had had pre-existing multisystem illnesses, had sustained cutaneous lesions before illness onset, and died from overwhelming sepsis. Onset of disease was preceded by unseasonably heavy rainfall. These and other features of these cases suggest that… CONTINUE READING