This rare tropical deadly disease has reached the United States, CDC warns

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This rare tropical deadly disease has reached the United States, CDC warns

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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.

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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)

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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.

 

h/t Uppity Me

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