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Prevention of Melioidosis

Prevention of Melioidosis:

Methods of prevention of Melioidosis mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Melioidosis.

  • Avoid muddy areas
  • Protective footwear
  • Protective gloves
  • Cover cuts and sores

Latest Treatments for Melioidosis

Some of the more recent treatments for Melioidosis include:

Treatments for Melioidosis

Treatments to consider for Melioidosis may include:

Prevention of Melioidosis:

There is no vaccine for melioidosis. Prevention of the infection in endemic-disease areas can be difficult since contact with contaminated soil is so common. Persons with diabetes and skin lesions should avoid contact with soil and standing water in these areas. Wearing boots during agricultural work can prevent infection through the feet and lower legs. In health care settings, using common blood and body fluid precautions can prevent transmission. (Source: excerpt from Melioidosis: DBMD)

Prevention Claims: Melioidosis

Information on prevention of Melioidosis comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Melioidosis prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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