Medical Dictionary: Burkholderia mallei


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Burkholderia mallei: Another name for Glanders.
Burkholderia mallei (condition): Animal disease and possible bioterrorism threat.

Burkholderia mallei: Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. Glanders is primarily a disease affecting horses, but it also affects donkeys and mules and can be naturally contracted by goats, dogs, and cats. Human infection, although not seen in the United States since 1945, has occurred rarely and sporadically among laboratory workers and those in direct and prolonged contact with infected, domestic animals. 1

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1. excerpt from Glanders General: DBMD

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