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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012


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 1

Estimated incidence rates of culture-proven animal melioidosis, Thailand, 2006–2010*

Animals Total population† No. melioidosis cases over 5 y Incidence rate
Goats 381,405 31 1.63
Pigs 8,187,332 8 0.02
Cattle 8,944,662 4 0.01
Others‡ NA 6 NA

*Cases/100,000 animals/year. NA, not available.
†Average number of animals per year during 2006–2010.
‡One each of the following animals: camel, crocodile, deer, horse, monkey, and zebra.

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