This rare tropical deadly disease has reached the United States, CDC warns
The tropical disease
— caused by bacteria that comes from soil and water
— is often found in South Asia.
“It is spread to humans and animals through direct contact with the contaminated source,” according to the CDC.
What are the symptoms of melioidosis?
Per the CDC, melioidosis has a number of symptoms that make it seem similar to tuberculosis or pneumonia. (seems to hit the lungs)
Symptoms often include fever, as well as pain or swelling in specific areas of the body.
People can also suffer from a cough, chest pain, high fever or headache.
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