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Melioidosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei, a germ which is found in soil. The disease occurs mostly in tropical areas, including north Queensland, but it occasionally occurs in other places including southern parts of Queensland.

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  • Case report form (PDF, 211kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.
Last updated: 5 June 2023

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