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The Melioidosis and emerging infections program within the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Disease division at Menzies School of Health Research is concerned with undertaking research into the bacterium that causes melioidosis. Specifically the program seeks to investigate the relationship between the bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, with humans, animals, and the natural environment.
Melioidosis is a fatal, infectious disease and has become an emerging health concern in Northern Australia. The ultimate aim of the Melioidosis and emerging infections program is to improve treatment protocol for melioidosis and reduce mortality. The program has been ongoing since the 1990s.
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187