Sellick Talks About Melioidosis, the Rare Bacterial Infection the CDC Is Warning About

Updated August 12, 2021

John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted in stories about melioidosis, the rare bacterial infection that the CDC recently issued a warning about. Despite the uncertainty of how these patients in the U.S. got melioidosis, infectious disease experts say you shouldn’t be too worried about this. “Most of us infectious disease doctors have never seen a case,” Sellick said.