Melioidosis warned after US found bacteria in perfume sprays containing stones

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On April 27, 2022, Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong or Doctor Manu respiratory specialist Wichaiyut Hospital The post describes the dangers of “Melioidosis” after the United States found the virus inperfume sprayhavingrockpacked in a bottle

Doctor Manu indicate that melioidosis It is endemic in Southeast Asia. including Thailand Most cases were found in Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Sisaket and Ubon Ratchathani provinces. Most of them are farmers. and in South Asia including India

bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei Usually found in soil and natural water. The infection enters the body through skin wounds. or through inhalation B. pseudomallei into the lungs

Melioidosis is not normally found in the United States. The exception was found in travelers returning from countries with melioidosis.

The New England Journal of Medicine, March 3, 2022 (see photo), reported four melioidosis cases aged 4-53 years, two deaths between March and July 2021 in the state. Kansas, Texas, Minnesota and Georgia, all four have no history of traveling abroad.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated. I admit that I was very cautious. Have family members bring all the products and appliances they have in the home and present them to health officials for inspection. took several months Finally, the fingerprints of the infection’s genetic code were found.melioidosisin a lavender and chamomile fragrance spray The bottle contains the famous brand Gemstones made in India. (see picture) Considered very fortunate to find because the chance of encountering a source of germs is very low

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believe “stone” which is taken from nature, put in a spray bottle as a conductor of germs to contaminate the perfume in the bottle time to spray perfume in the room Melioidosis pathogens are released into the air. The person in the room breathes this germ, bacteria into the lungs. Infected and seriously ill some even died

for the dangers of melioidosis That is, if the diagnosis is too late, it may cause the treatment in time, resulting in death, such as infection in the bloodstream. kidney failure or other complications causing other organs to malfunction Or receiving the wrong type of medication may be another cause of the severity of the disease.

Melioidosis pathogens can enter the body through a number of ways, such as on wounded skin and walking on soil or contaminated water, which can infect the bloodstream, through the breath. Inhalation of infected dust or soil can lead to lung infections. and result in pneumonia

or in people caring for melioidosis patients If exposed to secretions, there is a chance of infection. including those who take care of cattle and buffaloes, which are animals that can be sick with melioidosis.

Groups at risk for melioidosis including diabetic patients Patients with anemia or thalassemia People with immune compromise, such as people with HIV including cancer patients and farmers who are exposed to soil and water with bare feet.

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Source: Doctor Manoon Leechawengwong FC / rama.mahidol.ac.th

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