Melioidosis Outbreak after Typhoon, Southern Taiwan
Wen-Chien Ko*†, Bruno Man-Hon Cheung‡, Hung-Jen Tang§, Hsin-I Shih†, Yeu-Jun Lau¶, Li-Rong Wang†, and Yin-Ching Chuang§
Author affiliations: *National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China; †National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China; ‡Tainan Municipal Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China; §Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China; ¶Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan, Republic of China;
Figure 2. Geographic distribution of 14 sporadic cases of melioidosis, 2000–2004, and 40 clustered cases, 2005, Taiwan. Two pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) genotypes (types A and B) of Burkholderia pseudomallei were present in southern Taiwan. The numbers in the upper right panel indicate year of isolation.
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