Melioidosis and Pandemic Influenza

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Paithoon Boonma, MD


Secondary bacterial pneumonia complication after influenza viral infection is the major caused of death in pandemic influenza of an out break in 1918 and multiple subsequent epidemic and inter-epidemic periods.1

The bacteria commonly reported complication after influenza are Streptococcus pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae.2,3 Occasionally other bacterials reports varied to the endemic pathogens. The report 2 cases of probable melioidosis complicated after influenza viral pandemic 2009 are presented.


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Boonma P. Melioidosis and Pandemic Influenza. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2018 Feb. 18 [cited 2023 Dec. 3];1(1):16. Available from:
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