Accession Number : AD0836118

Title :   A ZOONOSIS GAINING GROUND: MELIOIDOSIS,

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Fournier, Jacques

Report Date : 01 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Melioidosis is a nosological entity which was revealed less than half a century ago. Considered at first as a variety restricted to the human species, it was soon found to be more widespread than it had first been supposed. At the same time, it has become evident that a great assortment of animals were tributary to it in a worse manner than the human species. The term 'zoonosis' fits it better than it does any other contagious disease. Long restricted to Southeast Asia, it has, since the War in the Pacific, set up new hotbeds on other continents, while remaining practically limited to the intertropical zone of the planet. Its epidemiological form has evolved. Until recently, it was endemic-enzootic, but now it enters epizootic form and presents an economic problem that remains to be solved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACTINOBACILLUS, EPIDEMIOLOGY), INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ANIMALS, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), BACTERIOPHAGES, SOILS, PENETRATION, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, PATHOLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, ABSCESSES, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, SOUTHEAST ASIA.

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE