Armstrong, Paul K; Anstey, Nicholas; Kelly, Paul; Currie, Bart.J; Martins, N; Dasari, P; Krause, Victoria
Melioidosis is a disease with protean clinical manifestations caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is endemic in countries surrounding the newly independent East Timor, but has yet to be isolated or demonstrated serologically in that country. One illness that can be clinically indistinguishable from melioidosis is pulmonary tuberculosis, a condition with a very high prevalence in East Timor. We used an indirect hemagglutination test (IHA) to measure antibodies to B....[Show more]
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