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A global picture of melioidosis

Comprehensive mapping and modelling have estimated global deaths from the bacterial disease melioidosis to be comparable to deaths from measles and substantially greater than those from dengue or leptospirosis.

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Figure 1: Environments conducive to Burkholderia pseudomallei success.

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Currie, B., Kaestli, M. A global picture of melioidosis. Nature 529, 290–291 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/529290a

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