Australia: Health authorities reports 97 people contracted melioidosis

Posted on June 12, 2012 • Filed under: Australia, Travel News

A record 97 people have contracted a potentially fatal bacterial disease in the Northern Territory this wet season, health authorities say. Acting director of the Centre for Disease Control in the Territory, Steven Skov said there had been 97 cases of melioidosis locally this wet season, resulting in nine deaths. Read article

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