The occupational health risk of melioidosis in the mining industry
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The potential of occupational melioidosis was studied in staff at a Western Australia minesite, where small percentages showed evidence of exposure, some of recent exposure.
Evidence was not found for overt infection attributable to on-site exposure, suggesting several pro-active measures have reduced exposure risk on-site.
Keywords: melioidosis, on-site exposure, Western Australia, occupational health
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