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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Dispatch

Melioidosis in Animals, Thailand, 2006–2010

Direk LimmathurotsakulComments to Author , Suree Thammasart, Nattachai Warrasuth, Patiporn Thapanagulsak, Anchalee Jatapai, Vanna Pengreungrojanachai, Suthatip Anun, Wacharee Joraka, Pacharee Thongkamkoon, Piangjai Saiyen, Surasakdi Wongratanacheewin, Nicholas P.J. Day, and Sharon J. Peacock
Author affiliations: Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (D. Limmathurotsakul, A. Jatapai, N.P.J. Day, S.J. Peacock); Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bangkok (S. Thammasart, N. Warrasuth, P. Thapanagulsak, P. Thongkamkoon); Ratchaburi Hospital, Ratchaburi, Thailand (V. Pengreungrojanachai); Chachoengsao Hospital, Chachoengsao, Thailand (S. Anun); Chonburi Hospital, Chonburi, Thailand (W. Joraka); Phrachomklao Hospital, Phetchaburi, Thailand (P. Saiyen); Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand (S. Wongratanacheewin); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (N.P.J. Day); Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK (S.J. Peacock)

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Table 2

Estimated incidence rates* of melioidosis in goats and humans, Thailand, 2006–2010

Province† Region Goat
Human
Total population‡ No. cases over 5 y Incidence rate Total population§ No. cases over 5 y Incidence rate
Sakon Nakhon Northeast 397 2 100.76 1,115,900 1,082 19.39
Ratchaburi West 9,027 16 35.45 834,107 50 1.20
Khon Kaen Northeast 1,372 1 29.15 1,757,772 2,122 24.14
Chachoengsao East 1,433 2 27.91 664,184 151 4.55
Chonburi East 2,106 1 9.50 1,262,661 76 1.20
Songkhla South 18,355 4 4.36 1,335,832 Unknown Unknown
Trang South 7,058 1 2.83 614,797 Unknown Unknown
Phetchaburi West 7,823 1 2.56 459,398 8 0.35
Nakhon Si Thammarat South 10,009 1 2.00 1,513,936 Unknown Unknown
Patthani South 19,768 1 1.01 643,718 Unknown Unknown
Yala South 33,325 1 0.60 476,437 Unknown Unknown

*Per 100,000 cases/year.
†Provinces are ordered by incidence rate of goat melioidosis.
‡Average number of goats per year during 2006–2010.
§Average human population per year during 2006–2010.

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