NOTE: A surveillance case definition is a set of uniform criteria used to define a disease for public health surveillance. Surveillance case definitions enable public health officials to classify and count cases consistently across reporting jurisdictions. Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.
Clinical presentation of the disease varies on a case by case basis. The following characteristics are typical of melioidosis.
A case that meets the clinical case definition, one or more of the probable lab criteria, and one of the following epidemiologic findings:
A case that is laboratory confirmed, with or without clinical evidence.
States and territories should also notify the CDC’s Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch of such cases by calling 404-639-1711 or emailing: email@example.com.