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Abstract

A previously healthy Chinese male returned from working in the Malaysian jungle with a fever. A blood culture grew Gram-negative bacilli that were initially identified as by the VITEK 2 system but were subsequently found to be by partial sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. The identification of using commercially available automated systems is problematic and clinicians in non-endemic areas should be aware of the possibility of melioidosis in patients with a relevant travel history and blood cultures growing spp.

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