Assumptions Of Increasing Bacterial Diseases That Caused 2 Deaths In The States, Warns Cdc.

Assumptions Of Increasing Bacterial Diseases That Caused 2 Deaths In The States, Warns Cdc.

In Georgia, Kansas, Texas, and Minnesota a new disease, known as melioidosis, has been identified in four people, including children and adults. The first victim who died of this disease was identified in March in Kansas. while the most recent case was reported in a person who died in a hospital in Georgia in the month of July. These two patients had risk factors such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cirrhosis, while the two other patients had no risk factors.

Hence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised the clinicians to observe the bacterial infections that aren’t responding to normal antibiotics, including children and people who haven’t traveled internationally.

Increasing Bacterial Diseases That Caused 2 Deaths In The States, Warns Cdc.

Melioidosis is also called Whitmore’s disease and is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, the CDC started. Cases of this disease have been reported with people living in tropical climates such as Southeast Asia and northern Australia, It can spread to humans and animals through direct contact with contaminated water and soil. According to the agency, inhalation of dust or water droplets and ingestion of contaminated water or food are thought to be among the methods of transmission.

Assumptions Of Increasing Bacterial Diseases That Caused 2 Deaths In The States, Warns Cdc.

 CDC says ‘The bacteria is not believed to be transmitted through the air or respiratory droplets, and the risk of spreading through contact is considered “extremely low.”

The CDC says symptoms of melioidosis differ and it can at first seem to be mistaken for other diseases, such as tuberculosis. Among the recently infected patients, symptoms included cough, shortness of breath, weakness, vomiting, fever, and rashes on the abdomen and face.

 Healthy people can also get the disease, although any major issues such as kidney disease, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use can increase the risk of being infected, say the officials.

“Currently,” the agency said in a statement Monday that it believes the major causes of this disease are imported products such as food or drink, personal care or cleaning products, medicine, ingredients of any of these types of products, “The bacteria can normally survive in moist soil and water and can also contaminate the wet or moist products in the areas where the bacteria is common.”

Water and soil samples from in and around the patients’ homes were also collected for testing the Burkholderia pseudomallei, the bacteria that causes melioidosis, the CDC started on Monday.

The CDC stated that patients differed by location and the timing of their illness, making it difficult to find a single source of infection. Meanwhile, if a person is exposed to the bacteria it may take two to three weeks for symptoms of melioidosis to appear.

According to a study published in 2016, there are 165,000 estimated cases and 89000 deaths of human melioidosis across the world every year.

The Centres for Disease Control advises the people who are experiencing cough, chest pain, high fever, headache, or unexplained weight loss should consult their doctor.

According to the Centre for Disease Control, there are various Symptoms of melioidosis which include everything from cough and high fever to joint pain, disorientation, weakness, and vomiting.

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