Melioidosis is prevalent in the following areas Thailand, Laos, China-southern province, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Northern Australia. India, Central & Southern America, Middle East, African countries. It has been found in United Kingdom, and now in the United States.
As you read this small article you will understand why the physicians in the United States do not look for this illness, as many are unaware of what they are searching for when a patient comes in with general symptoms. Unless they are searching for a specific illness it will be missed 99% of the time.