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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Dispatch

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§Comments to Author 
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;

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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.

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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