Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2101.140042
Title: Association of melioidosis incidence with rainfall and humidity, Singapore, 2003–2012
Authors: Liu, X
Pang, L 
Sim, S.H
Goh, K.T 
Ravikumar, S
Win, M.S
Tan, G
Cook, A.R 
Fisher, D 
Chai, L.Y.A 
Keywords: rain
rain
adult
Article
Burkholderia pseudomallei
correlation analysis
female
geographic distribution
human
humidity
incidence
major clinical study
male
melioidosis
mortality
seasonal variation
serology
Singapore
surface soil
temperature
humidity
melioidosis
middle aged
proportional hazards model
season
urban population
Female
Humans
Humidity
Incidence
Male
Melioidosis
Middle Aged
Proportional Hazards Models
Rain
Seasons
Singapore
Urban Population
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Citation: Liu, X, Pang, L, Sim, S.H, Goh, K.T, Ravikumar, S, Win, M.S, Tan, G, Cook, A.R, Fisher, D, Chai, L.Y.A (2015). Association of melioidosis incidence with rainfall and humidity, Singapore, 2003–2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21 (1) : 159-162. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2101.140042
Abstract: Soil has been considered the natural reservoir for the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis. We examined 550 melioidosis cases that occurred during a 10-year period in the highly urbanized city of Singapore, where soil exposure is rare, and found that rainfall and humidity levels were associated with disease incidence. © 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.
Source Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/175298
ISSN: 1080-6040
DOI: 10.3201/eid2101.140042
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