World Melioidosis Congress conference report

Highlights of the 7th World Melioidosis Congress, held in Bangkok between 18th and 20th September, 2013.

Melioidosis – the movie. The Lab Without Walls goes to air

ABC Catalyst feature on neglected tropical infection in northern Australia

Melioidosis aftermath

The events that followed the WA melioidosis outbreak of 1997 reviewed by the team that kept an eye on the issue ever since

Words of wisdom

It’s time for a bit of new thinking on how we cast blame for a specific disease on a specific microorganism. Here are some pointers for those studying towards the MSc in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Internal & external links are provided to supplement your own ideas.

Sinister soils

Melioidosis is a potentially fatal tropical, soil-borne infection prevalent in Northern Australia, Southeast Asia and other parts of the intertropical zone. Though relatively uncommon in Australia, agriculture, mining and the effects of climate change are expected to affect the epidemiology of melioidosis. Improved methods for targeted environmental surveillance for Burkholderia pseudomallei, the bacterial cause of melioidosis, is urgently needed.