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Health Insurance for Melioidosis

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Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Burkholderia pseudomallei, found in dirty water or soil. Human and animals are affected by it when they are in direct contact with an infected source. The infection is mainly found in the lungs. Its mortality rate is 40%. Its symptoms are very similar to that of tuberculosis or pneumonia, so it sometimes could be mistaken. Melioidosis infection is of different type with diverse symptoms. Symptoms are seen 2-4 weeks after the exposure. The symptoms vary with the infected area:
Localized infection:
  • Pain in body
  • Fever
  • Abscess
  • Ulcers
Pulmonary infection:
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • High fever
  • Anorexia
  • Head ache
Bloodstream infection:
  • Respiratory distress
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Disorientation
  • Abdominal discomfort
Disseminated infection:
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Stomach or chest pain
  • Weight loss
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
Melioidosis infection can be treated with the medication. Its treatment consists of anti-microbial therapy. If you are suffering from symptoms of Melioidosis, you must seek immediate medical attention. If this infection is not treated, it can be fatal. If you are worried about medical coverage, not to worry, Royal Sundaram’s health insurance plans provide coverage for Melioidosis infections. Royal Sundaram’s health insurance for Melioidosis provides coverage for features like pre and post hospitalization charges, the cost of treatment, and no room rent capping, etc.
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